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 63.90 2010
3 Afghanistan 59.20 2015
4 Mali 58.40 2013
5 Dem. Rep. Congo 57.70 2014
6 Somalia 51.90 2006
7 Morocco 50.80 2004
8 Niger 50.40 2012
9 Chad 49.80 2015
10 Sierra Leone 47.60 2013
11 Eritrea 44.60 2002
12 Ethiopia 42.20 2016
13 Tanzania 42.00 2016
14 Tajikistan 40.00 2012
15 Senegal 38.90 2016
16 Vietnam 37.20 2006
17 Guinea-Bissau 36.70 2006
18 Côte d'Ivoire 34.30 2012
19 Turkmenistan 33.80 2000
20 Pakistan 33.70 2013
21 Zambia 33.50 2014
22 Liberia 33.10 2013
23 Azerbaijan 31.30 2006
24 Burundi 31.00 2010
25 Burkina Faso 30.80 2010
26 India 30.30 2006
27 Turkey 29.10 2003
28 Uganda 28.50 2011
29 Gabon 26.10 2012
30 Lesotho 24.60 2014
31 The Gambia 24.10 2013
32 Cambodia 23.90 2014
33 Nigeria 21.30 2013
34 Kenya 21.00 2014
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 Swaziland 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 Mozambique 12.30 2011
48 Albania 12.10 2009
49 Namibia 11.50 2013
50 Macedonia 11.40 2005
51 Benin 10.60 2012
52 Mongolia 10.50 2005
53 Myanmar 10.10 2016
54 Nepal 8.90 2016
55 São Tomé and Principe 7.00 2009
56 Malawi 6.70 2016
56 Guyana 6.70 2009
58 Jordan 6.30 2012
59 Armenia 6.10 2016
60 Madagascar 6.00 2009
61 Indonesia 5.70 2012
62 Bolivia 5.20 2008
63 Moldova 5.10 2005
64 Honduras 4.80 2012
65 Nicaragua 4.40 2001
66 Kazakhstan 4.30 2006
67 Belize 3.80 2006
68 Guatemala 3.30 2015
69 Montenegro 3.10 2006
70 Philippines 3.00 2013
71 Haiti 2.80 2012
72 Georgia 2.40 2005
73 Serbia 1.90 2006
74 Trinidad and Tobago 1.40 2006
74 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.40 2006
76 Colombia 1.30 2015
77 Ukraine 0.90 2007
78 Peru 0.80 2012
79 Dominican Republic 0.70 2013

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Periodicity: Annual