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UK smartphone owners look at more news through their handsets than countries in Europe, new data from research and analysis company comScore has found.
The organisation conducted a study into how smartphone users view news content in the five leading European smartphone markets - the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The research found that the number of people looking at news across all territories, either through a browser or app, has increased by 74% in the last year.
The most voracious devourers of news were found to be in the UK - almost half (46.8%) of smartphone users admitted to accessing news sites at least once in the past month.
Thatís significantly higher than the other nations - France was second, but only 36.6% of French phone owners access news content at least once a month. Germany was third with 35%, Spain fourth (32.2%) and Italy brought up the rear, with only 30.9% of users consuming news on a monthly basis.
More UK users access news daily than the rest of Europe too, with 15.8% of participants saying they looked at the news every day. Again, France was second (11.3%), Germany third (10.4%), Spain fourth (10.3%) and Italy fifth (10.2%).
Last month, research firm Kantar WorldPanel reported that more than 50% of the British population owns a smartphone.