Monday's HOT MIC

Monday's HOT MIC

Republican men from the Northeast are the best tippers according to a new survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International on behalf of Republicans, men, and residents of the Northeast leave a median of 20 percent in tips. Women leave 16 percent and Democrats and Southerners leave only 15 percent according to the survey of more than 1,000 American adults.

Via Bloomberg:

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,’s senior industry analyst, said in a statement. “I’m guessing they don't get very good service on their next visit.”

Republicans also give more to charity, studies have found — because conservatives are more generous with their own money than liberals. Liberals, on the other hand, are more generous with other people's money.