Global attitudes on domestic violence

Screenshot of map showing women's views on domestic violence around the world. (Max Fisher for The Washington Post)

Last week, the World Values Survey released data from its 2010-2014 polling of almost 100 countries. The surveys covered a plethora of issues, but one of the most surprising findings was the widespread support for a husband’s right to beat his wife – by both men and women.

Check out the graphic below for highlights from the World Values Survey data, and then take a look at this map from the Washington Post showing where in the world women most strongly contest spousal abuse.

Infographic created by Dawn Cherie Araujo using and with data from World Values Survey.

[Dawn Cherie Araujo is staff reporter for Global Sisters Report based in Kansas City, Missouri. Follow her on Twitter @Dawn_Cherie.]