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Americans Say Tablets Make Them Smarter

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2013 | SBO Editor

In today’s digital age, where tablets and smartphones feed us a buffet of media options with just a tap of the

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.

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