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Men and Republicans Are the Best Tippers

Housekeepers and baristas are often stiffed.

By Polly Mosendz
July 9, 2017, 9:01 PM PDT

Hoping to get a good tip? Seek out the table with the most conservative men from New England. A new survey finds men, Republicans, and residents of the northeast are the best tippers.

Women tip a median of 16 percent, while Democrats and southerners leave a median 15 percent at a restaurant, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 American adults conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International on behalf of CreditCards.com. That's compared with the median 20 percent that men, Republicans, and northeasterners leave. Those who pay with plastic leave a median 20 percent, compared with 15 percent for those who pay in cash.

Though roughly half of people tip between 16 percent and 20 percent, about a fifth of restaurant goers polled admitted to stiffing the wait staff at least occasionally.

“I was definitely surprised by how many people tip over 15 percent, but I was also surprised by how many people never tip at all at a restaurant,” Matt Schulz, CreditCards.com’s senior industry analyst, said in a statement. “I’m guessing they don't get very good service on their next visit.”

Tipping isn't customary worldwide, but it's a critical source of income for nearly all American service workers. The federal minimum wage for tipped employees is just $2.13. Such workers rely on the collective whim of their customers for the remainder of their earnings. (A handful of states have a higher minimum wage for such employees, including Alaska, California, and Oregon.)


There's a discriminatory nature to tipping, advocates of alternative payment options argue. "The typical full-time, year-round female server is paid just 68 percent of what her male counterpart is paid ($17,000 vs. $25,000 annually)," a February 2012 report from the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United found. "The gender pay gap is even larger for women of color. Black female servers, for example, are paid only 60 percent of what all male servers are paid."

The report found that, among more complex gender and economic reasons, these servers were paid less because women, particularly women of color, more frequently worked at fast-food and family-style establishments, rather than in fine dining, where tips are higher.

There's been a recent trend against tipping, with some restaurants factoring the service charge into the cost of their products. Famed restaurateur Danny Meyer nixed tipping at his restaurants entirely. The majority of restaurants, however, still have tipping policies.

Issues with tipping extend beyond the restaurant industry. The survey found that 31 percent of those surveyed never tip their housekeeper when staying at a hotel and 30 percent never tip their barista at a coffee shop. Hair stylists and barbers fared slightly better: Only 12 percent of those polled stiffed these workers. Women were more likely than men to tip in all three of these scenarios.

The bottom line? Tip your service workers.
Like I've always said Democrats are cheap skates when it comes to digging into their OWN pockets.
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My mother was a Democrat (God rest her soul) and she was a fine tipper.
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Southerners are Trump voters:
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................ fI]nd trth[/I This is what happens automatically..

Republicans, know they are spending their side money from big money.. So wanting to look good they do tip good..
Also knowing they can< wrte > knowing they can write it off or get the money out of petty cash jar.
.... So Cheep, is the word.


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My mother was a Democrat (God rest her soul) and she was a fine tipper.


Both my mother and father went Dem., I just felt some of their top priorities were issues I was told to avoid from my childhood.. From my first vote while in the Nam the Army voted for me. I went with being an Independent So I would not be hooked to any Party Line..
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I live in the South, am not a Republican, and I tip 20% and even higher for outstanding service, but I was born and raised in the Northeast so that may have something to do with it. I tip the amount I was taught to.
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Southerners are Trump voters:

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................ fI]nd trth[/I This is what happens automatically..

Republicans, know they are spending their side money from big money.. So wanting to look good they do tip good..
Also knowing they can< wrte > knowing they can write it off or get the money out of petty cash jar.



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.... So Cheep, is the word.


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Cheapskates!


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Bull Sh!t.

People who understand the value of work tip commensurate to that. It has nothing to do with political affiliation. Although political affiliation might have something to do with putting a value on work ethic.

I have yet to discern a gender or race in my tipping habits. I always tip 15% or better and have a $2.00 minimum even for a simple cup of Joe, if served to me at a table. And I don't "write off " my tips. That charge is a baseless lie as the IRS has pretty much cancelled the Three Martini working lunch deduction.

As a self employed small business Winston, you should know that.

My daily lunch at Stefanina's is $14.60 and I tip $4.00 to the young, the old, the guys and gals, the cute and the ugly. Receipts to prove it. Food service folks put up with a lot. And most earn their pay working hard at it. Otherwise they fail to get good tips, and fail to achieve high pay as a consequence.

I hate restaurants with mandatory tipping making exception for large parties.

Tipping may not be an American custom but let's hope it remains an American choice. Unlike mandatory Healthcare Insurance, you are not obligated to pay it, especially if the product/service is lousy.

Or don't use it. After all, some folks don't go to restaurants.
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Bull Sh!t.

People who understand the value of work tip commensurate to that. It has nothing to do with political affiliation.
You might want to read the OP because because it does mention a political party
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What is missed is the fact it is one man and his opinion.. And he feels he has it better understood than the research group that this topic is based on.

But some of what is said I do agree with.

I mean they do more than make a thousand phone calls. Think...
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I live in the South, am not a Republican, and I tip 20% and even higher for outstanding service, but I was born and raised in the Northeast so that may have something to do with it. I tip the amount I was taught to.
Aww it is because your just good people, right?

I was brought up in hard times and yet when we were lucky to eat out my dad always tipped. And mom made me aware when I was older..

If the service is good then do the 20%.. If not then it is 10%.. But do tip.. Think about it.
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