(CNN) -- Adults are just as likely as teenagers to text while driving, according to a report released Friday by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
The report, titled "Adults and Cell Phone Distractions," found nearly half -- or 47 percent -- of adult texters say they have sent or received text messages from mobile phones while driving.
In comparison, 34 percent of teens who text say they have done so while driving, according to a report released by Pew
The new information might come as a surprise to adults, especially parents who are concerned about their kids texting while driving, the group says.
"Adults may be the ones sounding the alarm on the dangers of distracted driving, but they don't always set the best example themselves," Mary Madden, a senior research specialist at Pew, said in a statement.
"It is just as hard for adults as it for teenagers to resist chatting with friends and sending off that quick text even in the midst of heavy traffic," Lee Rainie, director of Pew's Internet & American Life Project, said in a statement.Read More