Americans Now Tipping Significantly Less at Restaurants, With Some Giving Nothing At All

Most Americans would agree that tipping 15 to 20 percent of their bill is standard after enjoying a restaurant meal. But according to a recent poll, diners are holding back when it comes to compensating their servers.

The Pew Research Center poll indicates that the majority of U.S. diners are now tipping 15 percent or less for a sit-down meal at a restaurant. Of the 11,945 adults surveyed, 37 percent said that 15 percent is their standard tip, 18 percent claimed to tip less than 15 percent on average, and two percent claimed to tip nothing at all.

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