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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.


The dataset has 5 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
65.7Frank Reynolds
61.9Dennis Reynolds
55.6Charlie Kelly
39.6Dee Reynolds

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 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 12
2 It's bad 19
3 It's okay 388
4 It's good 2491
5 It's my favorite 1241

This gives it an average score of 4.19 / 5. Making it 20th 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 4.28
Female 4.14

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
skeptical (not spiritual)0.09424512
logical (not emotional)0.08124529
masculine (not feminine)0.07914541
arcane (not mainstream)0.06614305
indulgent (not sober)0.06314288
demonic (not angelic)0.05734281
sarcastic (not genuine)0.05322515
outlaw (not sheriff)0.0524299
rebellious (not obedient)0.04814445
stinky (not fresh)0.04194300
haunted (not blissful)0.04152351
reclusive (not social)0.03484295
poisonous (not nurturing)0.03464299
selfish (not altruistic)0.03424295
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.03384290
traitorous (not loyal)0.03334536
low-tech (not high-tech)0.03172508
wild (not tame)0.03112376
lenient (not strict)0.02764392
meek (not bossy)0.02614309
frugal (not lavish)0.02594293
scientific (not artistic)0.02352596
deranged (not reasonable)0.02264325
slovenly (not stylish)0.0224455
feisty (not gracious)0.02044293
nerd (not jock)0.01964305
chaotic (not orderly)0.01384366
juvenile (not mature)0.00962358
alpha (not beta)0.00834298
conventional (not creative)0.00774529
formal (not intimate)0.00634452
deep (not shallow)0.00514472
awkward (not charming)0.00444523
creepy (not disarming)0.00354309
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.00254297
dunce (not genius)0.00024356

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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