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10 percent of millennials never leave a tip, study finds

Posted: 9:03 AM, Jun 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-19 17:38:04Z

Millennials are the worst tippers in the United States, and 10 percent of them never leave a tip, according to a new study from creditcards.com .

According to the study, those between the ages of 18 and 37 don't tip like their older counterparts, and tends to be stingy across all categories.

Nearly two-thirds, 63 percent, of millennials tip below 20 percent at restaurants, compared to less than half of people 38 and over. 

When looking at pre-determined tips, 18 percent of millennials never leave a tip when presented with a pre-entered option in a taxi/Uber/Lyft or at a food truck, coffee shop or other stores.

In exchange, the study found that millennials would rather do away with tips and have the service charge included in the normal restaurant prices.

“Tipping at sit-down restaurants has always been the standard in the U.S., but that’s not necessarily the case in other countries,” says CreditCards.com senior industry analyst Matt Schulz. “We’re seeing younger adults tipping less, and even showing a greater preference toward eliminating tipping altogether, even if it means paying more on the bill.”

Other findings from the study include women and older people being more generous tippers, and customers in the northeast and midwest tend to tip more.