According to a survey conducted by Pew Research Center, about half of U.S. adults now own a smartphone or a tablet. The survey polled more than 9,500 adults from late June to early August. The findings have “major implications for how news will be consumed and paid for,” says Pew. About 20 percent of the mobile news users surveyed said they paid for an online subscription in the last year. However, mobile device ownership doesn’t necessarily mean that people are cutting back on viewing news on PCs or in print.