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Here's a tip: Americans are No. 1 in leaving gratuities

60% of Americans say they always tip while on vacation

The U.S. was eliminated from the World Cup last week, losing worldwide bragging rights when it comes to soccer.

But Americans can brag about being No. 1 when it comes to tipping service workers.

A survey of more than 25,000 people from around the world named Americans as the most likely to tip, with 60% of U.S. travelers saying they always tip for service while on vacation. In contrast, only 49% of Germans said they always tip, followed by 33% for Brazilians, 30% of Spaniards, 28% for Russians, 26% for British and 15% for the French.

According to the survey by the travel site TripAdvisor.com, 23% of Americans feel guilty if they don’t tip and 34% leave a tip even when they get poor service.

Americans tip restaurant staff 97% of the time, according to the survey, while pool staff get tipped the least, only 2% of the time.

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