Mobile news consumption worldwide 2015, by device

This statistic provides information on mobile news consumption in selected countries worldwide as of February 2015, by device. The survey showed that 44 percent of respondents used smartphones as compared to 21 percent using tablets to access mobile news in the United States.

Mobile news consumption in selected countries worldwide as of February 2015, by device

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Source

Release date

June 2015

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

January and February 2015

Number of respondents

n = 23,557*

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Sample sizes:
Australia: n = 2,042
Brazil (urban areas): n = 2,033
Denmark: n = 2,019
France: n = 1,991
Finland: n = 1,509
Germany: n = 1,969
Ireland: n = 1,501
Italy: n = 2,006
Japan: n = 2,017
Spain: n = 2,026,
United Kingdom: n = 2,149
United States: n = 2,295.

The source did not provide information on the age of the respondents. The data was weighted to reflect the entire country's population.
Figures for news consumption via tablet in Brazil were not provided.
The source also made the following remarks:
1. "This is an online survey – and as such the results will underrepresent the consumption habits of people who are not online (typically older, less affluent, and with limited formal education)"
2. "We filtered out anyone who said that they had not consumed any news in the past month, in order to ensure that irrelevant responses didn’t adversely affect data quality. This category was between one percent and three percent in most countries but as high as eight percent in the UK."

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