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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 Zealand 67.6%
4 Japan65.6%
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 11 countries.

Source
ISSP 2016

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 1.180543 X +6.092
Correlation coefficient (r)0.196
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.038

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 43123.270002 X +18971.565
Correlation coefficient (r)0.420
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.176

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 5.170278 X +77.468
Correlation coefficient (r)0.205
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.042

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = -0.181207 X +1.817
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.058
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 16.227491 X +3.346
Correlation coefficient (r)0.416
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.173