The Straits Times
Published on Dec 11, 2012

More Americans using mobile devices for news: Survey


WASHINGTON (AFP) - Americans of all ages are increasingly using mobile devices for news, with many boosting their media consumption rather than just shifting from print sources, a survey showed.

The Pew Research Centre study, in collaboration with The Economist Group, found that around a third of Americans with tablets or smartphones use them for news on a daily basis.

The survey found 33 per cent of tablet owners in the 18-29 age group got news on their device daily, as did 38 per cent of those aged 30-49, along with 43 per cent of those in the 50-64 age group and 32 per cent of those over 65.

Similar percentages of smartphone owners use their devices to check daily for news.