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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 (for users between 13 and 60 years of age).


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 127
2 It's bad 115
3 It's okay 384
4 It's good 390
5 It's my favorite 104

This gives it an average score of 3.2 / 5. Making it 337th 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 important ways. And there are some very obvious things you can point to: users of this quiz are more likely to be young and more likely to be women.

There are several different ways that average ratings can be broken down. Here are average scores by gender:

Gender Average rating
Male 3.26
Female 3.17

The responses to the personality quiz can also be cross referenced with the universe ratings to see how personality affects it. The table below show the correlation between a user's response to a specific self report item and their rating of this universe.

Item Correlation with rating n
scientific (not artistic)0.1584804
sheriff (not outlaw)0.15541126
strict (not lenient)0.15491160
logical (not emotional)0.13761162
orderly (not chaotic)0.13541146
genius (not dunce)0.12191139
deep (not shallow)0.11241148
blissful (not haunted)0.1116757
alpha (not beta)0.10881126
sober (not indulgent)0.10461123
fresh (not stinky)0.10011122
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0946772
angelic (not demonic)0.08631127
reasonable (not deranged)0.08581137
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.08111126
obedient (not rebellious)0.07761138
selfish (not altruistic)0.07561120
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.07511128
loyal (not traitorous)0.07461160
stylish (not slovenly)0.07151143
charming (not awkward)0.06221167
disarming (not creepy)0.06191127
gracious (not feisty)0.05881123
masculine (not feminine)0.05841173
mature (not juvenile)0.0548740
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0536772
conventional (not creative)0.05341168
spiritual (not skeptical)0.04741152
bossy (not meek)0.04611132
tame (not wild)0.0425764
nurturing (not poisonous)0.03521125
jock (not nerd)0.02881134
intimate (not formal)0.00831138
frugal (not lavish)0.00621129
social (not reclusive)0.00591125
mainstream (not arcane)0.00511128

How these items predict the ratings for this universe can be compared to how the same items predict the ratings of other universes. The universes with the most similar patterns on the predictors are:


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