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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 Turkey48.6%
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 = 1.448347 X +5.977
Correlation coefficient (r)0.234
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.055

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 76537.675878 X -90.604
Correlation coefficient (r)0.407
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.166

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 4.455757 X +78.460
Correlation coefficient (r)0.192
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.037

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = -0.377026 X +1.889
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.120
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.014

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 18.834227 X +3.610
Correlation coefficient (r)0.365
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.133