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Breaking Bad

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


The dataset has 10 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
91.3Walter White
88.9Jesse Pinkman
82.5Mike Ehrmantraut
79.6Gus Fring
74.8Hank Schrader
73.8Saul Goodman
61.3Jane Margolis
55.4Skyler White
46.8Flynn White
27.9Marie Schrader

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


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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 5
2 It's bad 21
3 It's okay 255
4 It's good 1948
5 It's my favorite 958

This gives it an average score of 4.2 / 5. Making it 39th 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
masculine (not feminine)0.0923160
skeptical (not spiritual)0.0593121
juvenile (not mature)0.0562234
charming (not awkward)0.0543157
gracious (not feisty)0.0522996
disarming (not creepy)0.052955
lenient (not strict)0.0453089
angelic (not demonic)0.0413009
meek (not bossy)0.0373044
tame (not wild)0.0352301
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0342292
deep (not shallow)0.0343090
arcane (not mainstream)0.0322967
reasonable (not deranged)0.0273049
logical (not emotional)0.0243140
stinky (not fresh)0.023032
blissful (not haunted)0.0192221
outlaw (not sheriff)0.0182998
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0173041
indulgent (not sober)0.0172997
genius (not dunce)0.0173079
selfish (not altruistic)0.0163042
beta (not alpha)0.0162959
jock (not nerd)0.0143045
orderly (not chaotic)0.0123090
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0122341
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.012823
scientific (not artistic)0.0082399
stylish (not slovenly)0.0063088
intimate (not formal)0.0053070
rebellious (not obedient)0.0053087
conventional (not creative)0.0043161
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0032996
traitorous (not loyal)0.0033142
frugal (not lavish)0.0022928
reclusive (not social)0.0013047


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