My last post discussed a survey that asked about some more or less Freudian ideas--that young children have sexual thoughts, dreams often reflect unconscious desires, and the main cause of psychological problems is the relationship to one's parents. Who accepted them? It seems reasonable that more educated people would be more favorable. You could argue that there's been a general drift away from tradition, so young people would be more favorable to them. On the other hand, Freud's prestige seems to have peaked in the 1950s and 1960s, so maybe middle-aged people would be most favorable.
Dreams often reflect unconscious desires
Yes No Not sure
Not high school grad 30% 42% 28%
high school grad 39% 42% 19%
college graduate 45% 40% 15%
graduate study 49% 32% 19%
Children under four have sexual thoughts
Yes No Not sure
Not high school grad 13% 80% 7%
high school grad 11% 80% 9%
college graduate 14% 75% 11%
graduate study 12% 63% 26%
Main reason for psychological problems
Parents Own fault Luck Other Don't Know
Not high school grad 32% 32% 11% 7% 20%
High school grad 27% 22% 16% 17% 18%
college graduate 26% 17% 13% 24% 20%
graduate study 17% 19% 10% 30% 24%
There's no obvious common pattern. An unusual thing about the second question is that the percent saying they aren't sure increases with education. Usually educated people are more likely to offer an opinion, even on topics where not knowing is in principle the most reasonable option.
Three tables is probably enough for one post, so I'll leave age differences until next time.