With the advent of smartphones and tablets, we can get our news anywhere. But according to a recent study published on Journalism.org, most of us wait until we’re home to check the headlines on our mobile devices.
The study, conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, in collaboration with The Economist Group, found that:
- On tablets, fully 85 percent of news users say they tend to be at home when they get news on their tablet during the week, and even more — 92 percent — tend to be home during the weekend.
- Only 9 percent of smartphone users say they tend to get news on their phones during the week while they are commuting. Far more tend to be at home (59 percent) or at work (28 percent) when they use their smartphone for news.
We guess old habits die hard.