Do Blue States Tip Better Than Red States?

Party Rooster

Unleash The Beast
Apr 27, 2005
40,284
7,454
438
The Inland Empire State
#1
Where do America's worst tippers live? Arkansas is the 'stingiest' state, where diners pay just 10% gratuity

By MARGOT PEPPERS

PUBLISHED: 14:26 EST, 5 June 2013 | UPDATED: 14:26 EST, 5 June 2013

Americans are known for being generous tippers, but in Arkansas the norm is a measly ten per cent.

In a survey of 2,317 people across the country, money-saving website CouponCodes4u found that Arkansas topped the list of most stingy states in the nation, followed by West Virginia and North Dakota.

While Arkansans give an average of ten per cent extra to waiters, New Yorkers - who are the nation's most generous tippers - tend to add an extra 23.6per cent to their bills.

Tight-fisted: A survey of 2,317 Americans found that diners in Arkansas, where the average tip is just ten per cent, are the stingiest in the nation. New Yorkers tip 23.6per cent, making it the most generous state

Georgia and Alabama were also some of the least generous locations when it comes to tipping. These southern states give average tips of 11.2per cent and 11.5per cent when dining out.

While these states are averse to tipping, the poll found that most Americans would prefer not to tip, if they had a choice.
Among those polled, 56per cent said they would prefer to pay more for food at a restaurant, rather than leaving a big tip. Seven per cent admitted that they don't like tipping at all.

In New York and New Jersey, however, tipping almost a quarter of the bill is the norm.

California, Nevada and Texas are the other three most generous states. In California, the average tip is 20.4per cent, in Nevada it is 20.1per cent, and in Texas 19.7per cent.

AMERICA'S STINGIEST STATES WHEN IT COMES TO TIPPING
1. Arkansas - 10%

2. West Virginia - 10.5%

3. North Dakota - 10.9%

4. Georgia - 11.2%

5. Alabama - 11.5%

Despite the disparities between the different states, 63per cent of Americans overall said they felt pressured to leave a tip, even when a restaurant's service is poor.

Mark Pearson, chairman of CouponCodes4u, said of the findings: 'As a land known for its tipping culture, we thought it would be interesting to discover whether or not Americans really do love to tip or if it is more of a myth.

'Surprisingly, more than half of Americans surveyed admitted that they would prefer to pay more on the bill instead of tipping.'

He added that it seems many Americans tip more because they feel pressured to do so, rather than for reasons of good service.

'With the majority of consumers claiming that they would prefer a new way of paying for their eating out experiences, perhaps it is time to have a frank discussion about America’s tipping culture!' he concluded.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ngiest-state-diners-pay-just-10-gratuity.html
 

MrAbovePar

En Taro Anthony
Mar 14, 2005
13,782
3,174
678
Covington. La
#3
Georgia and Alabama? Let me guess, they surveyed Atlanta and Birmingham.

Go figure...
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
143,275
50,540
644
#4
Among those polled, 56per cent said they would prefer to pay more for food at a restaurant, rather than leaving a big tip.
This makes absolutely no sense to me. But I actually like tipping. I mean I guess "like" isn't the right word, but I prefer giving the money directly to my waiter or bartender or whoever.
 

tattered

Uber-Aryan
Wackbag Staff
Aug 22, 2002
24,581
8,688
918
JERZ
#5
They are correct about jersey tipping high. Well expect in Camden, Atlantic City, Newark, Jersey City, East Orange, Trenton, and Pleasantville
 

fletcher

Darkness always says hello.
Donator
Feb 20, 2006
59,523
19,737
513
jersey
#7
They are correct about jersey tipping high. Well expect in Camden, Atlantic City, Newark, Jersey City, East Orange, Trenton, and Pleasantville
You forgot to add the rest of the states poor cities.
 

fletcher

Darkness always says hello.
Donator
Feb 20, 2006
59,523
19,737
513
jersey
#9
That list would be very long. I kept it to the well known ones
Pleasantville is well known? Come on, there has to be larger, more well known shitholes than Pleasantville.
 

tattered

Uber-Aryan
Wackbag Staff
Aug 22, 2002
24,581
8,688
918
JERZ
#11
I've heard of Pleasant Valley but never heard of Pleasantville.
Right outside of Atlantic City. If you take the Atlantic City expressway in its the last exit before you go over the bay.
 

tattered

Uber-Aryan
Wackbag Staff
Aug 22, 2002
24,581
8,688
918
JERZ
#12
Pleasantville is well known? Come on, there has to be larger, more well known shitholes than Pleasantville.
Around here its very well known. The whiter schools like mine get a police escort to and from the football games
 

MetalBender

I like fistables.
Dec 20, 2009
1,308
111
198
New Orleans....Iowa
#13
I've heard of Atlantic City, can't say I recall any of the others. Truthfully I thought Jersery was just one town anyway.

I wonder if $5 was enough of a tip on a $9 tenderloin and salad yesterday. She was a very attentive cute waitress.
 
Feb 5, 2003
5,565
927
753
With a stranger
#14
Pleasantville is well known? Come on, there has to be larger, more well known shitholes than Pleasantville.
Lakewood? It's about a 50/50 split between Hasidics/Orthodox Jews and the ghetto, has the Phillies Single-A affilliate, and is where that gang member asshole walked up to a police car and shot a cop in the face for no reason a couple years ago and was the subject of a statewide manhunt until he was found hiding in Camden. I'd say it's more well-known than Pleasantville and the odds of getting a tip at all are probably less than the odds of a dine-and-dash or an armed robbery.
 
Dec 25, 2005
10,005
173
513
NJ
#16
They are correct about jersey tipping high. Well expect in Camden, Atlantic City, Newark, Jersey City, East Orange, Trenton, and Pleasantville

Elizabeth, Irvington, Plainfield, Perth Amboy...

Covered most of the NJ's population. This survey sucks.
 

Don the Radio Guy

G-Bb-A-D
Donator
Mar 30, 2006
69,623
5,081
568
Wyoming
#17
Black people don't tip. States based on service economies do. It has nothing to do with political bent.

West Virginia is blue, by the way.