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 CreditCards.com. 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.
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.”
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.