finger, Americans have greater access to news than ever before. A new Wakefield Research survey commissioned by Next Issue Media explores how current events can affect Americans’ lives and why the medium we choose to get the news matters:
Get a tablet and get smart
According to the survey, Americans want to be in-the-know about current events, and most (54 percent) prefer to be known as a “newsie” among their friends, more than a sports buff, fashionista or celebrity gossip. And a majority of Americans (56 percent) believed they were more knowledgeable about current events compared to their friends – 65 percent of men and 48 percent of women felt this way. Owning a tablet may be one way to boost your news-confidence. Sixty-nine percent of tablet owners felt they knew more about current events than their friends, compared to 47 percent of non-tablet owners.