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Violence Against Women Perceptions Index

The purpose of the Violence Against Women Perceptions Index is to provide a subjective measure of the magnitude of the problem in a given country as perceived by its inhabitants.

Question asked: How big of a problem is violence against women in the country where you live?

Rank Country Average  
1 Dominican Republic 7.69
 
2 Namibia 7.54
 
3 Guatemala 7.42
 
4 South Africa 7.39
 
5 Honduras 7.29
 
6 Bolivia 7.20
 
7 Puerto Rico 7.10
 
8 India 7.10
 
9 Colombia 6.91
 
10 Peru 6.89
 
11 Turkey 6.86
 
12 Nicaragua 6.81
 
13 El Salvador 6.80
 
14 Zambia 6.70
 
15 Mexico 6.53
 
16 Argentina 6.49
 
17 Egypt 6.39
 
18 Jamaica 6.31
 
19 Paraguay 6.31
 
20 Ecuador 6.29
 
21 Chile 6.24
 
22 Nepal 6.15
 
23 Aruba 6.15
 
24 Brazil 6.11
 
25 Uruguay 6.01
 
26 Spain 6.00
 
27 Venezuela 5.99
 
28 Madagascar 5.92
 
29 Bangladesh 5.92
 
30 Lebanon 5.90
 
31 Belize 5.87
 
32 Angola 5.86
 
33 Pakistan 5.85
 
34 Trinidad and Tobago 5.82
 
35 Afghanistan 5.81
 
36 Costa Rica 5.79
 
37 Cote d'Ivoire 5.79
 
38 Panama 5.77
 
39 Uganda 5.70
 
40 Kenya 5.69
 
41 Morocco 5.67
 
42 Mauritius 5.62
 
43 Tanzania 5.61
 
44 Zimbabwe 5.57
 
45 Cambodia 5.56
 
46 Cameroon 5.53
 
47 Vietnam 5.53
 
48 Italy 5.45
 
49 Nigeria 5.41
 
50 Philippines 5.40
 
51 Ethiopia 5.35
 
52 Albania 5.28
 
53 Bahamas, The 5.26
 
54 Saudi Arabia 5.22
 
55 Indonesia 5.20
 
56 Algeria 5.13
 
57 Armenia 5.11
 
58 Iran 5.10
 
59 Sri Lanka 5.04
 
60 Azerbaijan 5.03
 
61 Tunisia 5.02
 
62 Japan 4.92
 
63 Thailand 4.86
 
64 France 4.84
 
65 Austria 4.64
 
66 Ghana 4.64
 
67 Malaysia 4.61
 
68 New Zealand 4.61
 
69 Bahrain 4.60
 
70 Korea, South 4.53
 
71 Romania 4.49
 
72 Portugal 4.49
 
73 China 4.47
 
74 Macedonia 4.29
 
75 United States 4.27
 
76 Russia 4.14
 
77 Lithuania 4.12
 
78 Australia 4.07
 
79 Ukraine 3.98
 
80 Belgium 3.91
 
81 United Arab Emirates 3.76
 
82 United Kingdom 3.72
 
83 Sweden 3.58
 
84 Greece 3.55
 
85 Bulgaria 3.50
 
86 Hungary 3.49
 
87 Ireland 3.46
 
88 Canada 3.45
 
89 Cuba 3.44
 
90 Germany 3.39
 
91 Finland 3.19
 
92 Hong Kong 3.09
 
93 Switzerland 3.06
 
94 Poland 3.00
 
95 Norway 2.85
 
96 Czech Republic 2.74
 
97 Netherlands 2.46
 
98 Denmark 2.43
 
99 Singapore 2.41