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Last update: Jan 2013

Percentage of women aged 15–49 who think that a husband/partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife/partner under certain circumstances  

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Country or territory Total
15-49
Place of residence Wealth Index Quintile Source
Urban Rural Poorest Second Middle Fourth Richest
Afghanistan9083929194929283MICS 2010-11
Albania3018394938302210DHS 2008-09
Algeria6863758075696553MICS 2006
Andorra--------
Angola--------
Antigua and Barbuda--------
Argentina--------
Armenia98111411976DHS 2010
Australia--------
Austria--------
Azerbaijan4940616663523930DHS 2006
Bahamas--------
Bahrain--------
Bangladesh3631383739393828DHS 2007
Barbados--------
Belarus--------
Belgium--------
Belize96111710855MICS 2011
Benin4735556256554424DHS 2006
Bhutan6861727173737058MICS 2010
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)161420192119159DHS 2008
Bosnia and Herzegovina54656436MICS 2006
Botswana--------
Brazil--------
Brunei Darussalam--------
Bulgaria--------
Burkina Faso4434474649484533DHS 2010
Burundi7356757878757362DHS 2010
Cambodia46y27515753504627DHS 2010
Cameroon565261-----DHS 2004
Canada--------
Cape Verde 171126-----DHS 2005
Central African Republic 8078818181817977MICS 2010 preliminary
Chad6266616361616165MICS 2010
Chile--------
China--------
Colombia--------
Comoros--------
Congo7675777580827667DHS 2005
Cook Islands--------
Costa Rica--------
Côte d'Ivoire6557727570716350MICS 2006
Croatia--------
Cuba--------
Cyprus--------
Czech Republic--------
Democratic People's Republic of Korea--------
Democratic Republic of the Congo7667808280807762MICS 2010
Denmark--------
Djibouti--------
Dominica--------
Dominican Republic44576432ENHOGAR 2009-10
Ecuador--------
Egypt39y28486351412916DHS 2008
El Salvador--------
Equatorial Guinea--------
Eritrea7161787479797156DHS 2002
Estonia--------
Ethiopia6846768178767146DHS 2011
Fiji--------
Finland--------
France--------
Gabon--------
Gambia7563878883817654MICS 2010 preliminary
Georgia768810864MICS 2005
Germany--------
Ghana4436546554504122MICS 2011 preliminary
Greece--------
Grenada--------
Guatemala--------
Guinea868387-----DHS 2005
Guinea-Bissau40y36444346403934MICS 2010 preliminary
Guyana16820242118139DHS 2009
Haiti2923344037342617DHS 2005-06
Holy See--------
Honduras161121272316117DHS 2005-06
Hungary--------
Iceland--------
India5444596262615437NFHS 2005-06
Indonesia31y26343834312823DHS 2007
Iran (Islamic Republic of)--------
Iraq595470-----MICS 2006
Ireland--------
Israel--------
Italy--------
Jamaica3y2454212RHS 2008
Japan--------
Jordan90y89959695928679DHS 2007
Kazakhstan121114171512109MICS 2010-11
Kenya5334596767594932DHS 2008-09
Kiribati7675777779747773DHS 2009
Kuwait--------
Kyrgyzstan3826474548523517MICS 2005-06
Lao People's Democratic Republic8175848383848475MICS 2006
Latvia--------
Lebanon10y-------MICS 2009
Lesotho3726435548413323DHS 2009
Liberia5952656469625649DHS 2007
Libya--------
Liechtenstein--------
Lithuania--------
Luxembourg--------
Madagascar3237312928333436DHS 2008-09
Malawi1310131513141110DHS 2010
Malaysia--------
Maldives31y18374037362715DHS 2009
Mali8784898888888983MICS 2010 preliminary
Malta--------
Marshall Islands5648736970495137DHS 2007
Mauritania--------
Mauritius--------
Mexico--------
Micronesia (Federated States of)--------
Monaco--------
Mongolia1061718131065MICS 2010 preliminary
Montenegro1191423118104MICS 2005-06
Morocco6452828780675438DHS 2003-04
Mozambique3631393738434223MICS 2008
Myanmar--------
Namibia3522475848432713DHS 2006-07
Nauru--------
Nepal2327232824222023DHS 2006
Netherlands--------
New Zealand--------
Nicaragua14102028171296DHS 2006-07
Niger707170-----DHS 2006
Nigeria4331505653493923DHS 2008
Niue--------
Norway--------
Oman--------
Pakistan--------
Palau--------
Panama--------
Papua New Guinea--------
Paraguay--------
Peru--------
Philippines141217211915128DHS 2008
Poland--------
Portugal--------
Qatar--------
Republic of Korea--------
Republic of Moldova2114263827201510DHS 2005
Romania--------
Russian Federation--------
Rwanda5640596663595640DHS 2010
Saint Kitts and Nevis--------
Saint Lucia--------
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines--------
Samoa6137676565636052DHS 2009
San Marino--------
Sao Tome and Principe2019202421182115DHS 2008-09
Saudi Arabia--------
Senegal6049718070635442DHS 2010-11
Serbia315114210MICS 2010
Seychelles--------
Sierra Leone7362808280807553MICS 2010
Singapore--------
Slovakia--------
Slovenia--------
Solomon Islands6965706671687168DHS 2007
Somalia76y68808583806765MICS 2006
South Africa--------
South Sudan7978798377777978SHHS-2 preliminary 2010
Spain--------
Sri Lanka53y47555757555443DHS 2006-07
State of Palestine--------
Sudan4738526960493629SHHS-2 preliminary 2010
Suriname13112027141387MICS 2006
Swaziland2814334240302412MICS 2010
Sweden--------
Switzerland--------
Syrian Arab Republic--------
Tajikistan74y67777881807460MICS 2005
Thailand--------
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1572434221352MICS 2011 preliminary
Timor-Leste8689858185888889DHS 2009-10
Togo4339474849474432MICS 2010 preliminary
Tonga--------
Trinidad and Tobago8--1210953MICS 2006
Tunisia--------
Turkey252136433528187DHS 2008
Turkmenistan38y24484350503814MICS 2006
Tuvalu70--7168686578DHS 2007
Uganda5846615861636747DHS 2011
Ukraine43575422DHS 2007
United Arab Emirates--------
United Kingdom--------
United Republic of Tanzania5443586159605736DHS 2010
United States--------
Uruguay--------
Uzbekistan705381-----DHS 2002
Vanuatu--------
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)--------
Viet Nam3627404944383220MICS 2011
Yemen--------
Zambia6256666568716547DHS 2007
Zimbabwe4029465249463425DHS 2010-11


Notes:
DHS: Demographic and Health Surveys
ENHOGAR: Encuesta Nacional de Hogares de Propósitos Múltiples (Dominican Republic)
MICS: Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys
NFHS: National Family Health Survey (India)
RHS: Reproductive Health Survey (Jamaica)
SHHS: Sudan Household Health Survey
- Data not available
y Data differ from the standard definition or refer to only part of a country. Such data are included in the calculation of regional and global averages.