For catching the most up-to-date developments in today’s current affairs, mobiles have become key devices.

Almost 6 in 10 internet users now choose to consume their news via mobiles, and we see a slight skew towards males for this activity. But it’s by age where we see the most telling results; in line younger age groups spending the longest amount of time per day on their smartphones, it’s 16-44s who post the highest figures (on around 6 in 10).

Social media has played a crucial role here – virtually all online adults are now using it each month, and it’s 36% who say that staying up-to-date with news and current affairs is one of their main reasons.

58% Visiting News Websites on MobileExplore data in PRO PlatformDownload Device Q1 2017

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Chase Buckle is the Trends Manager at GlobalWebIndex. Chase oversees GlobalWebIndex’s Trends team, who leverage the company’s research studies to unlock the most up-to-date understanding of the modern digital consumer.

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