A Quarter of Americans Get News on Cell Phones

cell phone weather application
cell phone weather application

Twenty-six percent of Americans now get news via their cell phones, according to a Pew Research poll of 2,259 people taken between Dec. 28 and Jan. 19. The study shows that 43% of people under age 50 consume news on handsets, compared with 15% of people over that age, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, which obtained an advance copy of the data. The top categories of news accessed by wireless handset are weather at 72% and current events at 69%.