Global views on contraception use 2013

This statistic shows the global views on the use of contraceptives as of 2013. Only in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Ghana half or more people believe that the use of contraceptives is immoral. In 17 nations, the percentage of people, who hold the same view, are less than 10%.

Do you personally believe that using contraceptives is morally acceptable, unacceptable, or is it not a moral issue?

CountryNot a moral issueAcceptableUnacceptable
Pakistan 7%12%65%
Nigeria 13%17%54%
Ghana 7%35%52%
Malaysia 23%21%40%
Tunisia 17%27%39%
Uganda 6%51%38%
Kenya 11%47%33%
Philippines 9%60%29%
Senegal 11%51%28%
El Salvador 11%63%23%
India 7%59%22%
Turkey 21%42%21%
Bolivia 13%58%19%
Poland 24%47%17%
Israel 29%44%17%
South Africa 9%68%15%
Greece 33%45%14%
Palestinian ter. 24%40%14%
South Korea 26%49%14%
Mexico 18%63%14%
Lebanon 31%34%13%
China 28%49%13%
Indonesia 15%65%10%
Brazil 11%79%8%
United States 36%52%7%
Russia 19%62%7%
Egypt 36%35%7%
Italy 30%59%6%
Chile 17%75%6%
Jordan 36%38%6%
Argentina 21%69%6%
Japan 18%73%5%
Venezuela 8%82%5%
France 40%56%4%
Canada 43%49%4%
Australia 39%55%4%
Britain 32%62%3%
Spain 32%64%2%
Czech Republic 21%74%2%
Germany 28%70%1%
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Release date

April 2014



Survey time period


Number of respondents

700-100 participants per country

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

Survey results are based on national samples. The missing percentage points to 100 percent are divided among participants who refused to answer and those who said that the answer would depend on the situation.

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