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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 Japan65.6%
5 Sweden63.4%
6 Lithuania61.1%
7 Latvia60.7%
8 Germany60.1%
9 Iceland59.6%
10 Australia59.4%
11 United States 58.3%
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 data22
Regression equation
Y = 49758.438373 X +19208.271
Correlation coefficient (r)0.489
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.239

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 0.040739 X +0.784
Correlation coefficient (r)0.170
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.029

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = -0.300387 X +1.874
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.095
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.009

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