Lots of people are buying smartphones and tablets, and for many of them, it’s a great way to check the news, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
The survey found that half of U.S. adults own a mobile device that allows them to access the Internet, with 22 percent reporting they own a tablet and 44 percent reporting they own a smartphone. Of these, 64 percent of tablet users and 62 percent of smartphone owners said they use their devices at least weekly to read the news.
Not only did the study find that iPad owners use their devices more often for news than to access social media, which is the opposite for Android users, but Pew reported that four in 10 claim they are getting more news now because of their mobile device.
Seventy-three percent of tablet users reported reading in-depth articles on their devices, but tablets aren’t replacing other news sources just yet. Fifty-four percent of users also get news on a smartphone, 77 percent get it on a traditional computer, 50 percent read print sources, and 25 percent use all four platforms.
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