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Attitude Toward Wife-Beating Among Young Women Change

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All Age Groups, 2005/2011, Percent

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Ages 15-19 Ages 20-24
Afghanistan 84% 90%
Albania 24% 27%
Algeria 66% 67%
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia 8% 10%
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan 39% 49%
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh 33% 32%
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize 11% 8%
Benin 41% 45%
Bhutan 70% 70%
Bolivia 17% 13%
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1% 3%
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso 39% 43%
Burundi 74% 73%
Cambodia 42% 43%
Cameroon 50% 47%
Canada
Cape Verde 23% 16%
Central African Republic
Chad 59% 64%
Channel Islands
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 72% 76%
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire 63% 63%
Croatia
Cuba
Curacao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic 7% 3%
Ecuador
Egypt 50% 40%
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea 70% 1 69% 1
Estonia
Ethiopia 64% 66%
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia 74% 74%
Georgia 5% 7%
Germany
Ghana 41% 37%
Greece
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea 79% 86%
Guinea-Bissau 41% 51%
Guyana 18% 15%
Haiti 29%
Honduras 18% 16%
Hong Kong, SAR
Hungary
Iceland
India 53% 53%
Indonesia 41% 39%
Iran
Iraq 50% 50%
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica 6% 6%
Japan
Jordan 91% 94%
Kazakhstan 9% 12%
Kenya 57% 52%
Kiribati
Korea, North
Korea, South
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan 28% 37%
Laos 79% 80%
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho 48% 39%
Liberia 48% 61%
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao, SAR
Macedonia 14% 16%
Madagascar 35% 34%
Malawi 16% 13%
Malaysia
Maldives 41% 31%
Mali 69% 78%
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Moldova 24% 19%
Monaco
Mongolia 17% 21%
Montenegro 6% 10%
Morocco 64% 1 63% 1
Mozambique 55% 1 55% 1
Myanmar
Namibia 38% 39%
Nauru
Nepal 24% 22%
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles - -
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua 25% 1 20% 1
Niger 68% 71%
Nigeria 40% 44%
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestinian Territory
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines 15% 13%
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Reunion
Romania
Russia
Rwanda 56% 56%
Samoa 58% 60%
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe 23% 18%
Saudi Arabia
Senegal 61% 60%
Serbia 2% 3%
Seychelles
Sierra Leone 63% 70%
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands 72% 72%
Somalia 75% 77%
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka 54% 56%
St. Kitts-Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname 19% 15%
Swaziland 42% 30%
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan 85% 78%
Tanzania 52% 54%
Thailand
Timor-Leste 81% 87%
Togo 42% 45%
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago 10% 8%
Tunisia
Turkey 30% 24%
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda 62% 60%
Ukraine 3% 2%
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam 35% 32%
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia 61% 65%
Zimbabwe 48% 42%

Source: PRB The World's Youth 2013 Data Sheet

Definition: Percent of young women ages 15 to 19 and 20 to 24 who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife under certain circumstances, such as neglecting the children, refusing sexual intercourse, leaving home withou telling her husband, arguing with her husband, or burning the food.

Notes: (-) Data unavailable, inapplicable, or not collected.

Footnotes:

  • 1: Data are prior to 2005.

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