Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife

percent, 2000–2016

Info Edit
Country20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Afghanistan90.2087.7085.2082.7080.20
Albania29.8029.8029.8029.8029.80
Algeria59.00
Angola25.20
Argentina2.00
Armenia32.3030.2628.2226.1824.1422.1019.5416.9814.4211.869.309.439.579.709.839.9710.10
Azerbaijan49.00
Bangladesh31.0031.3831.7532.1332.5031.1029.7028.30
Barbados3.30
Belarus4.10
Belize12.6011.8011.0010.209.408.60
Benin60.4057.6254.8452.0649.2846.5041.4536.4031.3526.3021.2516.2026.1036.00
Bhutan68.40
Bolivia22.1020.9019.7018.5017.3016.10
Bosnia and Herzegovina4.804.804.804.804.804.804.80
Burkina Faso71.1071.2071.3071.4064.4357.4550.4843.50
Burma (Myanmar)51.20
Burundi72.90
Cambodia13.8020.1426.4832.8239.1645.5046.5847.6548.7349.80
Cameroon55.6054.3053.0051.7050.4049.1047.8046.5043.0339.5736.10
Central African Republic79.60
Chad62.3064.5466.7869.0271.2673.50
Colombia2.302.462.622.782.943.10
Comoros39.00
Congo (Brazzaville)67.4066.4465.4964.5363.5762.6161.6660.70
Congo (Kinshasa)75.6075.4975.3775.2675.1475.0374.9174.80
Costa Rica3.50
Cuba3.90
Dominican Republic8.607.666.725.784.843.903.633.373.102.832.572.302.00
Egypt50.0046.4342.8739.3038.7038.1037.5036.9036.3035.70
El Salvador8.00
Eritrea70.7068.2965.8863.4661.0558.6456.2353.8151.40
Ethiopia84.5083.8083.1082.4081.7081.0078.9076.8074.7072.6070.5068.4067.3266.2465.1664.0863.00
Gabon50.20
Gambia74.0071.7769.5467.3165.0962.8660.6358.40
Georgia6.90
Ghana48.5046.1243.7441.3638.9836.6035.2233.8332.4531.0729.6828.30
Guatemala11.00
Guinea85.6086.5387.4688.3989.3190.2491.1792.10
Guinea Bissau51.5050.2949.0847.8646.6545.4444.2343.0141.80
Guyana23.6019.9516.3015.0813.8612.6411.4210.20
Haiti39.9038.4837.0735.6534.2332.8231.4028.9526.5024.0521.6019.1516.70
Honduras15.5014.9814.4713.9513.4312.9212.40
India47.20
Indonesia24.8026.3027.8029.3030.8031.5432.2833.0233.7634.50
Iraq51.20
Ivory Coast47.90
Jamaica4.90
Jordan65.4062.8260.2457.6655.0852.5046.5240.5434.5628.5822.60
Kazakhstan10.4010.7611.1211.4811.8412.20
Kenya67.9065.3562.8060.2557.7055.1552.6050.4448.2846.1243.9641.80
Kyrgyzstan37.7037.0336.3735.7035.0334.3733.7033.2532.80
Laos58.20
Lebanon9.70
Lesotho48.3046.0643.8241.5839.3437.1036.3435.5834.8234.0633.30
Liberia59.3056.5053.7050.9048.1045.3042.50
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)20.7019.6718.6317.6016.5715.5314.50
Madagascar28.0028.8629.7230.5831.4432.3035.5338.7541.9845.20
Malawi35.7033.8331.9530.0828.2025.6023.0020.4017.8015.2012.6012.6812.7512.8312.9014.6016.30
Maldives30.80
Mali88.8086.0883.3680.6477.9275.2078.2081.2084.2087.2083.5779.9376.30
Mauritania37.90
Moldova20.8019.4318.0616.6915.3113.9412.5711.20
Mongolia20.4018.3416.2814.2212.1610.10
Montenegro10.909.738.567.396.215.043.872.70
Morocco63.90
Mozambique54.1049.9645.8341.6937.5533.4129.2825.1421.00
Namibia35.2034.0332.8731.7030.5329.3728.20
Nepal28.8027.6826.5625.4424.3223.2018.7214.249.765.280.806.3411.8817.4222.9628.50
Nicaragua12.50
Niger70.1068.3566.6064.8563.1061.3559.60
Nigeria64.2059.9655.7251.4847.2443.0041.3439.6838.0236.3634.70
Oman7.90
Pakistan42.20
Panama5.70
Peru2.803.804.805.704.903.603.50
Philippines24.1022.1020.1018.1016.1014.1013.8613.6213.3813.1412.90
Qatar6.60
Rwanda63.3060.2457.1854.1251.0648.0049.6451.2852.9254.5656.2053.2450.2847.3244.3641.40
Saint Lucia6.50
Saint Thomas and Principe19.5019.4219.3419.2619.1819.10
Senegal65.2064.3363.4762.6061.7360.8760.0062.1064.2057.2056.5048.60
Serbia6.205.905.605.305.004.704.404.103.80
Sierra Leone85.0078.2071.4064.6064.2463.8863.5263.1662.80
Somalia75.70
South Sudan78.50
Sudan34.00
Suriname12.50
Swaziland23.2022.7322.2621.7921.3120.8420.3719.90
Tajikistan74.4072.2970.1768.0665.9463.8361.7159.60
Tanzania59.6058.3857.1655.9454.7253.5054.2555.0055.7556.5057.2558.00
Thailand13.10
Timor Leste86.20
Togo53.2050.1447.0844.0140.9537.8934.8331.7628.70
Trinidad and Tobago7.60
Tunisia30.30
Turkey39.20
Turkmenistan51.7049.3747.0344.7042.3740.0337.70
Uganda76.5075.2473.9872.7271.4670.2067.8265.4463.0660.6858.30
Ukraine5.004.303.603.463.323.183.042.90
Uruguay1.50
Vietnam63.8059.3554.9050.4546.0041.5537.1032.6528.20
Yemen48.70
Zambia85.4080.7076.0071.3066.6061.9059.7657.6155.4753.3351.1949.0446.90
Zimbabwe47.7046.0844.4642.8441.2239.6038.8738.1337.4038.70

Percentage of women ages 15-49 who believe a husband/partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife/partner for any of the following five reasons: argues with him; refuses to have sex; burns the food; goes out without telling him; or when she neglects the children.

Source: World Bank