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Calvin and Hobbes

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


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

Notability Name
72.0Calvin's mom
61.9Susie Derkins
54.5Calvin's dad

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 Calvin and Hobbes?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 0
2 It's bad 3
3 It's okay 242
4 It's good 1712
5 It's my favorite 707

This gives it an average score of 4.17 / 5. Making it 55th 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)0.1182629
genius (not dunce)0.0942608
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0842542
disarming (not creepy)0.0752489
arcane (not mainstream)0.0722502
logical (not emotional)0.0692611
reasonable (not deranged)0.0682565
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0631661
intimate (not formal)0.0612538
angelic (not demonic)0.0592520
deep (not shallow)0.0582555
slovenly (not stylish)0.0532549
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0512555
frugal (not lavish)0.0442496
charming (not awkward)0.0432620
altruistic (not selfish)0.0412552
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0382527
loyal (not traitorous)0.0372619
gracious (not feisty)0.0372549
scientific (not artistic)0.0341726
skeptical (not spiritual)0.0312609
meek (not bossy)0.032563
nerd (not jock)0.0282556
lenient (not strict)0.0272621
blissful (not haunted)0.0251635
mature (not juvenile)0.0251650
orderly (not chaotic)0.0232615
stinky (not fresh)0.0212550
alpha (not beta)0.0172481
tame (not wild)0.0151668
creative (not conventional)0.0142623
social (not reclusive)0.0082564
low-tech (not high-tech)0.0061640
obedient (not rebellious)0.0052557
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0022419
sober (not indulgent)0.0012536


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