Assumed teen birth rate vs. reality in select countries worldwide as of 2017

This statistic is based on a survey by Ipsos MORI and shows the difference between the actual percentage of women and girls aged 15 to 19 years in select countries worldwide who gave birth each year and what survey respondents guessed as of 2017. It was found that respondents in the U.S. on average guessed that 24 percent of teens aged 15 to 19 years gave birth each year, when in reality only 2.1 percent of teens in this age group give birth each year.

Difference between the actual percentage of teens aged 15 to 19 worldwide who gave birth each year and what respondents believed as of 2017

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Source

Release date

December 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

September 28 to October 19, 2017

Number of respondents

29,133 respondents

Age group

16-64 years

Special properties

38 countries

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What percentage of women and girls aged 15 to 19 in [COUNTRY] do you think give birth each year?"

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