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Teens, like, do lots at once

A new study of 13- to 24-year-olds in 11 countries has revealed that teens prefer to listen to music over the Internet than radio. Also, they are multitaskers. Teens, on average, perform about three to four other tasks while surfing the Internet and two to three others tasks while watching television, the study commissioned by Yahoo and the OMD advertising agency found.

The study also found that teens in developing countries are more receptive to advertising than teens in developed countries. For example, more than half the teens surveyed in Mexico and China and 68 percent in India agree that advertising is a good way to learn about trends and things to buy. Thirty-five percent or less of teens surveyed in France, Germany and the U.S. think so.

In the two-part study, 16 focus groups and 15 in-home ethnographies in six countries were conducted with teens 15 to 18 and young adults aged 20 to 22. For the quantitative online survey, more than 5,300 respondents aged 13 to 24 participated.

Oh, and the survey was scheduled to be presented as part of Advertising Week 2005.