Paranormal belief, religion, and education19 Aug 2008
"Perhaps amazingly, [paranormal beliefs] are not related at all to education," Stark said. "Ph.D.s are as likely as high school dropouts to believe in Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, ghosts, etc."
The 2006 study of college students, done by Bryan Farha at Oklahoma City University and Gary Steward Jr. of the University of Central Oklahoma, reached a similar conclusion. Belief in the paranormal -- from astrology to communicating with the dead -- increases during college, rising from 23 percent among freshmen to 31 percent in seniors and 34 percent among graduate students.
The article also touches on the inverse relation between religious belief and belief in the paranormal.
UPDATE (2008/08/24): Razib posts numbers that cast doubt on these relations, at least with respect to the attitude that astrology “has some scientific truth.” Maybe this is too convenient a correlation to disbelieve? (In the category of “college makes you more likely to believe BS psychology studies?”)