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Most cosmopolitan or provincial characters

As part of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz, this website has had volunteers rate 2,000 characters on a 100 point scale from "cosmopolitan" to "provincial". This page lists the 25 characters whose average ratings were the farthest to either side. Because the scale is bipolar, it is reversable. For example, a rating of 1/100 for "cosmopolitan" is the same as 100/100 for "provincial". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most cosmopolitan characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
192.8599Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
292.2126Number Six (Battlestar Galactica)
391.9568Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)
491.8117Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica)
590.673Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada)
689.8291Inara Serra (Firefly + Serenity)
788.818Sterling Archer (Archer)
888.780Moira Rose (Schitt's Creek)
988.671Alexis Rose (Schitt's Creek)
1088.697Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
1188.4345Astrid Leong-Teo (Crazy Rich Asians)
1288.161Cece Parekh (New Girl)
1387.6231Joan Holloway (Mad Men)
1487.531Tanya Chesham-Leigh (Mamma Mia!)
1587.418Keeley Jones (Ted Lasso)
1687.487Gabrielle Solis (Desperate Housewives)
1787.1902Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
1887.023Alan Shore (Boston Legal)
1987.096Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
2086.810Kendall Roy (Succession)
2186.7926Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games)
2286.3243Shannon Rutherford (LOST)
2386.3662Regina George (Mean Girls)
2486.2484Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
2586.217Patty Hewes (Damages)

Most provincial characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
190.9145Pete Martell (Twin Peaks)
290.5147Sheriff Truman (Twin Peaks)
389.8138Ed Hurley (Twin Peaks)
489.6273Beryl Patmore (Downton Abbey)
589.5131Frank Sobotka (The Wire)
689.131Darlene Snell (Ozark)
787.6889Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
887.219Sancho Panza (Don Quixote)
986.4222Jayne Cobb (Firefly + Serenity)
1086.4509Dwight Schrute (The Office)
1186.4249Teddy Flood (Westworld)
1285.9457Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
1385.332Ennis Del Mar (Brokeback Mountain)
1485.094Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (The Wire)
1584.510Lenny (After Life)
1683.798Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
1783.590Nick Sobotka (The Wire)
1883.512Quint (Jaws)
1983.5253Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead)
2083.527Nux (Mad Max: Fury Road)
2183.233Mammy (Gone With the Wind)
2283.2196Akecheta (Westworld)
2383.18Monica Dutton (Yellowstone)
2483.05Stan Beeman (The Americans)
2582.915Rand al'Thor (Wheel of Time)

Similar traits

The survey has 400 different descriptive scales that the characters can be rated on. This list is the 10 other scales that that have the highest correlation with cosmopolitan<--->provincial when aggregated at the character level.

  1. city-slicker (not country-bumpkin) (r=0.75)
  2. urban (not rural) (r=0.73)
  3. stylish (not slovenly) (r=0.71)
  4. lavish (not frugal) (r=0.71)
  5. extravagant (not thrifty) (r=0.69)
  6. ivory-tower (not blue-collar) (r=0.68)
  7. bourgeoisie (not proletariat) (r=0.66)
  8. cultured (not rustic) (r=0.63)
  9. rich (not poor) (r=0.6)
  10. overspender (not penny-pincher) (r=0.59)


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