Pew: 37% of cell phone owners use them to get news online

A new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that more than one third of cell phone owners use the devices to get news online.

More men than women use their phones to get news online (see chart below) and more Hispanic people and African-Americans use their phones to get news than white cell phone owners. Higher income households and college graduates use their phones more for news than lower income and less educated respondents.


The data is gleaned from telephone interviews conducted between March 15 and April 3, 2012, with a sample of 2,254 adults. Smartphone owners are more likely to get news online than people who use other cell phones.

Previously: Pew: 82% use cell phones to take pictures

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