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


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

Notability Name
75.7Mitch Buchannon
64.9C.J. Parker
63.2Stephanie Holden
46.5Garner Ellerbee
41.7Michael 'Newmie' Newman
39.0Hobie Buchannon

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 Baywatch?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 327
2 It's bad 394
3 It's okay 3806
4 It's good 1494
5 It's my favorite 78

This gives it an average score of 3.1 / 5. Making it 339th 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 3.13
Female 3.09

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
charming (not awkward)0.08516192
jock (not nerd)0.08116065
sheriff (not outlaw)0.07586045
fresh (not stinky)0.07416046
social (not reclusive)0.06776051
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.06626048
genuine (not sarcastic)0.06162144
nurturing (not poisonous)0.05726039
angelic (not demonic)0.05176043
blissful (not haunted)0.04782096
alpha (not beta)0.04596046
mainstream (not arcane)0.04436039
disarming (not creepy)0.04326052
loyal (not traitorous)0.0396178
genius (not dunce)0.03466127
obedient (not rebellious)0.03346087
orderly (not chaotic)0.0336123
altruistic (not selfish)0.03276041
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.03036028
gracious (not feisty)0.02976047
reasonable (not deranged)0.02756063
spiritual (not skeptical)0.02086169
conventional (not creative)0.01836188
mature (not juvenile)0.01782090
stylish (not slovenly)0.01516094
tame (not wild)0.01242122
formal (not intimate)0.01216098
logical (not emotional)0.01076174
high-tech (not low-tech)0.01052141
shallow (not deep)0.00596102
sober (not indulgent)0.00576043
scientific (not artistic)0.00442248
strict (not lenient)0.00226154
bossy (not meek)0.00126064
lavish (not frugal)0.00096040
masculine (not feminine)0.00066192

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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