A new report on tablet ownership and usage from Pew Research, shows that one of the most popular uses of the tablets is for reading news, revealed the study which surveyed 1,159 tablet users by telephone in the summer and early fall of this year.
The study find that 11 percent of US adults own tablets mostly iPads and 77 percent use them daily. Beyond this 53 percent of tablet owners consume news on these devices on a daily basis.
Tablet owners are more educated, affluent and employed than the general US population. And they’re using tablets to access news instead of their PCs, TVs and print (to a lesser degree).
Pew says that people are with their tablets roughly 95 minutes daily. Separate studies have found that tablet usage spikes in the evening and on weekends.
Below, is an infographic highlighting more details from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism report The Tablet Revolution and the Future of News: (Click to zoom)