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Texting and dinner: What's acceptable?

Tuesday - 2/12/2013, 6:57am  ET

texting at dinner (Thinkstock)
People over 30 think texting at a meal is unacceptable. (Thinkstock)

WASHINGTON - You see it all the time. People pulling out cell phones during meals and meetings.

Now, a new survey by the University of Southern California finds that age plays a role in how people view texting while eating.

Fifty percent of those between 18 and 29 think texting during a meal is OK, compared to just 15 percent of folks 30 and older.

A third of the younger group thinks texting during a meeting is appropriate, compared to just 17 percent of folks 30 and older.

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