Service staff had better hope that they end up serving more Republicans than Democrats, as a survey released on Creditcards.com has revealed that Republicans are more generous tippers.
The survey, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International on behalf of Creditcards.com, analyzed tipping habits by political affiliation, as well as gender and geography. Republican men were found to provide tips of 20 percent on average, when dining at a restaurant. Democrats typically tip a less generous 15 percent, while women of all political leaning were found to tip 16 percent in general.
“When it comes to generous tipping, Republicans definitely beat Democrats. Fifty-nine percent of Republicans say their typical restaurant tip exceeds 15 percent, while just 46 percent of Democrats say the same. Democrats are also more likely than their GOP counterparts to say that they never tip hotel housekeepers, hair stylists/barbers and coffee shop baristas,” reported Matt Schulz, senior industry analyst at Creditcards.com.
The Daily Caller reports:
Schulz says that ultimately the amount a person tips is most related to personal income rather than sex, geography or political affiliation.
“There are other factors, but generally, the more money you have, the more likely you are to leave a little extra on the table at the end of the night,” he added.
The survey also found that 25 percent of people dining out only seldom leave a tip while an even greater number, 31 percent, never leave a tip for a hotel housekeeper.