The Rise of Mobile Access: New Pew Research


With the release of the new iPad, there is an increasing focus on how people obtain their information.  According to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, nearly half (47%) of all U.S. adults get at least some local news and information on their phone or tablet.

There were some interesting statistics from the Pew Report. 

  • More Hispanics than Whites obtained their news from mobile devices. 
  • The less affluent (12%) were nearly as likely to get their information this way as the more affluent (19%).
  • Only 7% of US adults owned a tablet.
  • People with children were more likely to use mobile devices to obtain news.

For the complete Pew report, click here.