Average view of the justifiability of wife-beating

scale 1-10, 2009–2020

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Country200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Algeria3.07
Andorra1.171.171.181.181.181.181.191.191.191.201.201.20
Argentina1.141.201.261.321.381.441.451.461.471.481.491.51
Armenia1.57
Australia1.361.331.311.291.271.251.261.271.281.301.311.32
Azerbaijan1.85
Bangladesh1.92
Belarus1.76
Bolivia1.74
Brazil1.561.531.491.461.421.391.381.381.381.381.371.37
Bulgaria1.70
Burkina Faso3.49
Burma (Myanmar)1.53
Canada1.14
Chile1.361.341.321.311.291.271.381.491.601.721.831.94
China1.581.671.751.831.922.001.921.851.771.701.621.54
Colombia1.241.271.301.331.361.391.421.441.471.501.531.55
Cyprus1.701.631.571.501.431.361.341.321.301.281.261.24
Ecuador1.671.701.731.771.801.831.86
Estonia1.42
Ethiopia1.571.581.591.601.621.631.641.661.671.681.701.71
Finland1.26
France1.28
Georgia1.141.151.151.161.161.17
Germany1.721.701.691.671.661.641.551.461.381.291.201.11
Ghana2.402.342.282.222.172.11
Greece1.13
Guatemala1.85
Haiti4.62
Hong Kong1.941.951.961.971.981.992.00
Hungary1.24
India2.752.552.362.161.961.77
Indonesia1.331.361.391.421.451.481.511.541.571.601.631.66
Iran1.791.761.741.711.691.661.631.611.581.561.531.50
Iraq2.792.762.732.702.672.642.61
Italy1.17
Japan1.591.541.491.451.401.351.331.311.301.281.261.24
Kazakhstan2.352.322.302.282.252.232.21
Kuwait2.37
Jordan1.471.501.521.551.571.601.601.601.591.591.591.59
South Korea1.641.631.611.601.591.581.651.721.801.871.942.01
Kyrgyzstan2.122.062.011.951.891.831.77
Lebanon2.742.622.502.392.272.162.04
Libya2.01
Macau2.23
Malaysia3.062.902.742.572.412.252.392.542.692.842.993.13
Mali4.24
Mexico1.951.921.891.871.841.811.871.932.002.062.122.18
Moldova1.87
Morocco2.262.292.332.362.392.42
Netherlands1.231.231.231.241.241.24
New Zealand1.281.261.231.201.171.141.11
Nicaragua1.59
Nigeria2.612.502.392.282.172.061.95
Norway1.25
Pakistan1.571.631.681.741.791.851.90
West Bank and Gaza2.39
Peru1.851.781.711.641.561.491.42
Philippines3.443.453.463.463.473.483.49
Poland1.231.241.251.251.261.27
Puerto Rico1.25
Qatar1.83
Romania1.571.511.461.411.361.301.321.331.341.361.371.38
Russia1.511.571.631.701.761.831.861.901.941.982.022.06
Rwanda2.462.823.173.523.874.23
Serbia4.374.244.113.993.863.733.613.483.353.233.102.97
Singapore2.46
Slovenia1.471.481.501.511.521.54
South Africa2.362.662.963.263.563.86
Spain1.501.451.411.371.321.28
Sweden1.201.241.271.301.331.37
Switzerland1.44
Vietnam1.611.721.821.932.042.152.262.372.482.582.692.80
Zambia4.23
Zimbabwe2.802.652.502.352.192.041.89
Tajikistan2.30
Thailand2.522.352.192.031.861.701.751.801.851.911.962.01
Trinidad and Tobago1.821.721.631.541.451.35
Tunisia2.062.042.011.991.971.951.93
Turkey1.481.471.471.461.461.461.511.571.631.681.741.80
Egypt3.303.173.042.912.782.662.53
Ukraine1.781.771.761.761.751.74
United Kingdom1.30
United States1.391.411.431.441.461.471.461.451.431.421.401.39
Uruguay1.801.711.631.551.461.38
Uzbekistan2.56
Yemen2.22

Respondents were asked to indicate whether they think a man beating his wife can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between using a scale from 1-10, with 1 being “never justifiable” and 10 being “always justifiable.” This dataset reflects the averaged percent of respondents who think it is justifiable for a man to beat his wife.

Source: World Values Survey