(CNN) -- When you want news or information about your community, do you sometimes turn to your cell phone or tablet computer? If so, you've got plenty of company.
According to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project
, nearly half (47%) of all U.S. adults get at least some local news and information on their phone or tablet.
According to Pew, here are the types of local information that mobile users reported they've been getting:
Local restaurants and other businesses: 37%
General local news: 30%
Local sports scores and updates: 24%
Local traffic and transportation: 22%
Local coupons and discounts: 19%
News alerts: 15%
The growing trend in mobile local news and information isn't strictly a matter of civic consciousness; weather, dining and shopping did top the list, after all.Read More