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Poll: How do Americans feel about the economy?

October 2011 Financial Security Index » Tipping Habits


How, if at all, has the current economic situation affected your tipping habits? Do you:

Eighteen percent of those approaching retirement (ages 50 to 64) are inclined to tip less compared to 12 percent of people younger than 30.
Twenty-one percent of those with a high school education or less say they tip less compared to 9 percent of college grads.
Fourteen percent of those earning between $50,000 and $74,900 say they tip more compared to 8 percent of those earning less than $50,000.
Greg McBride

"Seventy percent of Americans' tipping habits are unchanged despite the current economic situation."

The economy may have changed Americans' attitudes about debt and savings but not about tipping, with 70 percent of Americans' tipping habits unchanged despite the current economic situation.

- Greg McBride, CFA, Bankrate senior financial analyst

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