Average view of the justifiability of wife-beating

scale 1-10, 2009–2020

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    2009 Ranking
    1. Serbia 4.37
    2. Mali 4.24
    3. Zambia 4.23
    4. Burkina Faso 3.49
    5. Malaysia 3.06
    6. India 2.75
    7. Thailand 2.52
    8. Rwanda 2.46
    9. Ghana 2.40
    10. South Africa 2.36
    11. Morocco 2.26
    12. Mexico 1.95
    13. Moldova 1.87
    14. Trinidad and Tobago 1.82
    15. Uruguay 1.80
    16. Iran 1.79
    17. Ukraine 1.78
    18. Germany 1.72
    19. Cyprus 1.70
    20. Bulgaria 1.70
    21. South Korea 1.64
    22. Vietnam 1.61
    23. Japan 1.59
    24. China 1.58
    25. Ethiopia 1.57
    26. Romania 1.57
    27. Brazil 1.56
    28. Russia 1.51
    29. Spain 1.50
    30. Turkey 1.48
    31. Jordan 1.47
    32. Slovenia 1.47
    33. Switzerland 1.44
    34. United States 1.39
    35. Chile 1.36
    36. Australia 1.36
    37. Indonesia 1.33
    38. United Kingdom 1.30
    39. France 1.28
    40. Finland 1.26
    41. Norway 1.25
    42. Colombia 1.24
    43. Hungary 1.24
    44. Netherlands 1.23
    45. Poland 1.23
    46. Sweden 1.20
    47. Andorra 1.17
    48. Italy 1.17
    49. Argentina 1.14
    50. Canada 1.14
    51. Georgia 1.14
    2020 Ranking
    1. Philippines 3.49
    2. Malaysia 3.13
    3. Serbia 2.97
    4. Vietnam 2.80
    5. Iraq 2.61
    6. Egypt 2.53
    7. Tajikistan 2.30
    8. Macau 2.23
    9. Kazakhstan 2.21
    10. Mexico 2.18
    11. Russia 2.06
    12. Lebanon 2.04
    13. South Korea 2.01
    14. Thailand 2.01
    15. Hong Kong 2.00
    16. Nigeria 1.95
    17. Chile 1.94
    18. Tunisia 1.93
    19. Bangladesh 1.92
    20. Pakistan 1.90
    21. Zimbabwe 1.89
    22. Ecuador 1.86
    23. Guatemala 1.85
    24. Turkey 1.80
    25. Kyrgyzstan 1.77
    26. Bolivia 1.74
    27. Ethiopia 1.71
    28. Indonesia 1.66
    29. Jordan 1.59
    30. Nicaragua 1.59
    31. Colombia 1.55
    32. China 1.54
    33. Burma (Myanmar) 1.53
    34. Argentina 1.51
    35. Iran 1.50
    36. Peru 1.42
    37. United States 1.39
    38. Romania 1.38
    39. Brazil 1.37
    40. Australia 1.32
    41. Puerto Rico 1.25
    42. Cyprus 1.24
    43. Japan 1.24
    44. Andorra 1.20
    45. Greece 1.13
    46. New Zealand 1.11
    47. Germany 1.11

    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