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Atlas Shrugged

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of Atlas Shrugged.


The dataset has 6 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
91.4Dagny Taggart
87.1John Galt
86.4Francisco d'Anconia
81.6Henry Rearden
65.5Ellis Wyatt
36.2James Taggart

To see how each character was rated by users, view their individual page.


The graph below shows what percent of people selected this universe as something they knew well enough to rate characters from by the age of the user.


As part of the survey where they rated characters, users were also asked the question "How do you rate Atlas Shrugged?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 38
2 It's bad 38
3 It's okay 113
4 It's good 207
5 It's my favorite 66

This gives it an average score of 3.49 / 5. Making it 330th out of the 342 universes in the dataset ordered by rating.

The average rating may be hard to generalize though, the users of one online personality quiz could not be representative of the population in general in important ways. And there are some very obvious things you can point to: users of the quiz are biased towards being women and being younger. To kind of explore this idea, we can correlate user ratings with responses to the self-report personality quiz to see what type of people give this universe higher ratings. The table below show the correlation between a users response to a specific self report item and their rating of this universe.

Item Correlation with rating n
stylish (not slovenly)0.207446
loyal (not traitorous)0.195455
genius (not dunce)0.182445
alpha (not beta)0.163427
logical (not emotional)0.153457
blissful (not haunted)0.137214
strict (not lenient)0.131447
sheriff (not outlaw)0.128432
deep (not shallow)0.128443
fresh (not stinky)0.124433
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.122428
spiritual (not skeptical)0.114453
scientific (not artistic)0.113239
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.11435
orderly (not chaotic)0.107445
sober (not indulgent)0.105436
high-tech (not low-tech)0.102226
genuine (not sarcastic)0.093227
charming (not awkward)0.083459
masculine (not feminine)0.083458
selfish (not altruistic)0.079433
jock (not nerd)0.072436
lavish (not frugal)0.067434
disarming (not creepy)0.063427
bossy (not meek)0.062434
formal (not intimate)0.062440
angelic (not demonic)0.057429
reasonable (not deranged)0.049433
obedient (not rebellious)0.043446
gracious (not feisty)0.038431
conventional (not creative)0.021457
juvenile (not mature)0.019204
nurturing (not poisonous)0.019432
social (not reclusive)0.018435
mainstream (not arcane)0.011431
wild (not tame)0.009216


  1. Notability is computed as the average of 204: important (not irrelevant) and 401: main character (not side character).
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