Time spent with mobile news articles in the U.S. 2015, by topic

Average time engaged with news articles on a smartphone in the United States as of September 2015, by news topic and article length

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Release date

May 2016


United States

Survey time period

September 2015

Number of respondents

3,118 articles

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across complete interactions, which represent all of a unique visitor's sessions with one article on a cellphone

Supplementary notes

The source provides the following information about the methodology: "These data are taken from content analysis of a random sample of 17% of articles 1,000 words or longer, resulting in 3,118 articles. The sports topic was removed from this chart because it contained just one article longer than 5,000 words."

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