Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she argues with him (%) - Country Ranking

Definition: Percentage of women ages 15-49 who believe a husband/partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife/partner when she argues with him.

Source: Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), and other surveys: STATcompiler (http://www.statcompiler.com/) as of November 22, 2016, UNICEF global databases (http://www.data.unicef.org/) as of November 2015. MICS Compil

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Guinea 77.60 2012
2 Timor-Leste 60.20 2016
3 Afghanistan 59.20 2015
4 Mali 58.40 2013
5 Dem. Rep. Congo 57.70 2014
6 Tajikistan 52.30 2017
7 Somalia 51.90 2006
8 Morocco 50.80 2004
9 Niger 50.40 2012
10 Chad 49.80 2015
11 Sierra Leone 47.60 2013
12 Eritrea 44.60 2002
13 Ethiopia 42.20 2016
14 Tanzania 42.00 2016
15 Vietnam 37.20 2006
16 Guinea-Bissau 36.70 2006
17 Senegal 35.40 2017
18 Côte d'Ivoire 34.30 2012
19 Turkmenistan 33.80 2000
20 Zambia 33.50 2014
21 Liberia 33.10 2013
22 Pakistan 31.60 2018
23 Azerbaijan 31.30 2006
24 Burkina Faso 30.80 2010
25 Burundi 30.10 2017
26 India 29.10 2016
27 Gabon 26.10 2012
27 Uganda 26.10 2016
29 Lesotho 24.60 2014
30 The Gambia 24.10 2013
31 Cambodia 23.90 2014
32 Nigeria 21.30 2013
33 Kenya 21.00 2014
34 Benin 20.80 2018
35 Cameroon 20.70 2011
36 Rwanda 20.40 2015
37 Yemen 19.90 2013
37 Bangladesh 19.90 2014
39 Togo 19.50 2014
40 Eswatini 17.10 2007
41 Kyrgyz Republic 16.80 2012
42 Zimbabwe 16.70 2015
43 Comoros 15.70 2012
44 Ghana 15.60 2014
45 Angola 15.20 2016
46 Egypt 12.80 2014
47 Namibia 11.50 2013
48 North Macedonia 11.40 2005
49 Mongolia 10.50 2005
50 Myanmar 10.10 2016
51 Nepal 8.90 2016
52 São Tomé and Principe 7.00 2009
53 Guyana 6.70 2009
53 Malawi 6.70 2016
55 Mozambique 6.50 2015
56 Turkey 6.20 2013
57 Armenia 6.10 2016
58 Madagascar 6.00 2009
59 Jordan 5.90 2018
60 Indonesia 5.70 2012
61 Bolivia 5.20 2008
62 Moldova 5.10 2005
63 Honduras 4.80 2012
64 Nicaragua 4.40 2001
65 Kazakhstan 4.30 2006
66 Belize 3.80 2006
67 Guatemala 3.30 2015
68 Montenegro 3.10 2006
69 Haiti 2.50 2017
70 Georgia 2.40 2005
71 Philippines 2.20 2017
71 South Africa 2.20 2016
73 Serbia 1.90 2006
74 Albania 1.80 2018
75 Trinidad and Tobago 1.40 2006
75 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.40 2006
77 Colombia 1.30 2015
78 Ukraine 0.90 2007
79 Peru 0.80 2012
80 Dominican Republic 0.70 2013

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Periodicity: Annual