Shaping Abortion Discourse

Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States

 

By: Myra Marx Ferree, William A. Gamson, Jürgen Gerhards, and Dieter Rucht

Cambridge University Press 2002

 
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Table 6.2: Overall Distribution of Frames by Country

 

 

Frame

United States

Germany

     
FETAL LIFE
15.7%
25.4%
Pro
1.8%
2.5%
Neutral
2.4%
0.6%
Anti
11.5%
22.3%
BALANCING
10.9%
18.7%
Pro
4.5%
4.4%
Neutral
2.5%
6.7%
Anti
2.9%
7.6%
WOMEN'S RIGHTS
8.5%
11.7%
Pro
6.9%
9.0%
Neutral
0.1%
0.3%
Anti
1.5%
2.4%
INDIVIDUAL AND STATE
24.4%
13.9%
Pro
14.4%
3.8%
Neutral
3.0%
4.7%
Anti
7.0%
5.4%
SOCIAL MORALITY
15.4%
15.8%
Pro
4.0%
2.0%
Neutral
5.0%
8.3%
Anti
6.4%
5.5%
EFFECTS ON SOCIETY
11.5%
2.2%
Pro
4.7%
1.1%
Neutral
5.5%
0.7%
Anti
1.3%
0.4%
PRAGMATIC CONSEQUENCES
8.8%
9.4%
Pro
5.9%
5.9%
Neutral
0.3%
1.5%
Anti
2.6%
2.0%
SOCIAL JUSTICE
5.8%
3.1%
Pro
5.3%
2.9%
Neutral
0.2%
0.1%
Anti
0.3%
0.1%
ALL IDEA ELEMENTS
100.0%
100.0%
n=11,686
n=6,867
Pro
47.5%
31.6%
Neutral
19.0%
22.9%
Anti
33.5%
45.7%
 
 

Chart 6.3: Anti Abortion Frames by Country

Chart 6.3
Note: Only framing speakers whose ideas are all, or mostly, anti in direction are included.
 

Chart 6.4: Pro Abortion Rights Frames By Country

Chart 6.4
Note: Only framing speakers whose ideas are all, or mostly, pro in direction are included.
 

Chart 6.5: German Constitutional Cluster by Country

Note: Mean use of cluster is measured by rate per 100 utterances by framing speaker.
 

Chart 6.6: U.S. Constitutional Cluster by Country

Note: Mean use of cluster is measured by rate per 100 utterances by framing speaker.

 
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