NEW YORK (AP) — Although tablet owners spend more time consuming news than poking around on Facebook, they’re reluctant to pay for news content.
That’s according to a study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for the Excellence in Journalism, due out on Tuesday. It found that 11 percent of American adults own a tablet of some kind, and a majority of them spend 90 minutes a day using the device.
Consuming news is one of the most popular activities, up there with email and more popular than social networking. But just 14 percent have paid for news content on their tablets. Another 23 percent pay for a print subscription that includes tablet content.
The study was conducted on landlines and cell phones from June 30 to July 31 among about 5,000 adults.