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Question: In general, would you say that people should obey the law without exception, or are there exceptional occasions on which people should follow their consciences even if it means breaking the law?
Choices: "Obey the law without exception" "Follow conscience on occasions"
Data: % of "Follow conscience on occasions"
Period:
Area:
25 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 France75.8%
2 Switzerland74.4%
3 New Zealand67.6%
4 Japan 65.6%
5 Sweden63.4%
6 Lithuania61.1%
7 Latvia60.7%
8 Germany60.1%
9 Iceland59.6%
10 Australia59.4%
11 United States58.3%
12 Slovenia58.0%
13 Finland57.9%
14 Belgium56.6%
15 Republic of Korea49.9%
16 United Kingdom49.6%
17 Turkiye48.6%
18 Denmark47.9%
19 Norway46.1%
20 Hungary45.9%
21 Czech Republic43.7%
22 Slovakia39.0%
23 Israel38.2%
24 Chile37.5%
25 Spain33.0%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded.

No data for 13 countries.

Source
ISSP 2016

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 1.176837 X +6.125
Correlation coefficient (r)0.197
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.039

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 67511.869688 X +9038.813
Correlation coefficient (r)0.310
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.096

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 7.366895 X +76.315
Correlation coefficient (r)0.237
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.056

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = -0.440352 X +1.865
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.136
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.018

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 14.386286 X +3.148
Correlation coefficient (r)0.376
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.141