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Getting news on mobiles surges among seniors

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The sharpest growth in the use of mobile devices to get news in America is among citizens ages 50 and older, according to a new study.

The Pew Research study in March, which was released this week, found 85 percent of U.S. adults now get news on a mobile device, compared with 72 percent just a year ago and slightly more than half in 2013.

The surge has been fueled by seniors, with roughly two-thirds of Americans ages 65 and older now get news on a mobile device, about 67 percent.

It represents a 24-percentage-point increase over the past year and about three times the share of four years ago, when less than a quarter of those 65 and older got news on mobile devices.

Pew Research said the “heightened adoption of mobile devices for news among older adults is due in part to the fact that they had considerably more room…

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