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Back to the Future

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of Back to the Future.


The dataset has 3 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
88.0Doc Brown
83.1Marty McFly
45.4Jennifer Parker

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 Back to the Future?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 6
2 It's bad 15
3 It's okay 705
4 It's good 3089
5 It's my favorite 666

This gives it an average score of 3.98 / 5. Making it 131st 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 4.01
Female 3.97

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
loyal (not traitorous)0.10544759
angelic (not demonic)0.08524616
nerd (not jock)0.06334653
altruistic (not selfish)0.05694623
tame (not wild)0.05513608
nurturing (not poisonous)0.05394616
disarming (not creepy)0.05254643
sheriff (not outlaw)0.04854609
gracious (not feisty)0.04614617
meek (not bossy)0.04424657
reasonable (not deranged)0.04124685
orderly (not chaotic)0.04054678
masculine (not feminine)0.03934800
high-tech (not low-tech)0.03913621
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.03154608
beta (not alpha)0.03124614
genuine (not sarcastic)0.033623
sober (not indulgent)0.02924616
intimate (not formal)0.02824676
fresh (not stinky)0.0284624
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.02474623
lenient (not strict)0.02394739
creative (not conventional)0.02324777
reclusive (not social)0.02284630
obedient (not rebellious)0.01854674
charming (not awkward)0.01554770
blissful (not haunted)0.01263553
scientific (not artistic)0.01243720
genius (not dunce)0.00984678
frugal (not lavish)0.00734608
emotional (not logical)0.00714763
slovenly (not stylish)0.00664681
deep (not shallow)0.00594726
mature (not juvenile)0.00133509
arcane (not mainstream)0.00074634
skeptical (not spiritual)0.00034733

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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