Who is a better tipper, a Republican or a Democrat?

Sean Dowling

When it comes to dining out, some people are better tippers than others, but which group is the best?

Male Republicans are the best tippers, according to a new report from CreditCards.com.

The credit card information website partnered with Princeton researchers to survey just over 1,000 adults across the U.S., asking them how much they leave the waitstaff.

Republican men from the Northeast paying with a credit or debit card left a median tip of 20%.

The worst tippers were women, Southerners, Democrats and those paying with cash.

These groups leave a 15-16% tip on average.

Tipping between 15-20% at a sit-down restaurant is the recommended amount from the Emily Post Institute.

However, one in five people doesn't leave any tip at all.

To boil it down, researchers found tipping varies between men and women, cash and card payers and among northerners and southerners.

So here's a tip: the next time you go out to eat, leave a little something for the waiter or waitress.

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