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Catch Me If You Can

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of Catch Me If You Can.


The dataset has 2 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
80.5Frank Abagnale
72.9Carl Hanratty

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 Catch Me If You Can?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 8
2 It's bad 7
3 It's okay 236
4 It's good 1450
5 It's my favorite 211

This gives it an average score of 3.97 / 5. Making it 139th 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 3.99
Female 3.96

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
nurturing (not poisonous)0.11132066
angelic (not demonic)0.0932064
disarming (not creepy)0.07522069
deep (not shallow)0.0692091
reasonable (not deranged)0.06512098
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.06182061
blissful (not haunted)0.06132060
social (not reclusive)0.05322065
altruistic (not selfish)0.05262060
orderly (not chaotic)0.05112062
arcane (not mainstream)0.05042070
obedient (not rebellious)0.04732059
low-tech (not high-tech)0.04432066
charming (not awkward)0.04042091
genius (not dunce)0.03352057
indulgent (not sober)0.03282065
sheriff (not outlaw)0.03052064
gracious (not feisty)0.0272062
mature (not juvenile)0.02512093
loyal (not traitorous)0.02392071
stylish (not slovenly)0.02152063
lenient (not strict)0.01952097
masculine (not feminine)0.01542091
artistic (not scientific)0.01282088
creative (not conventional)0.01152092
frugal (not lavish)0.01062061
formal (not intimate)0.01012062
alpha (not beta)0.00962062
nerd (not jock)0.00912091
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.00892065
genuine (not sarcastic)0.00772062
logical (not emotional)0.00752069
meek (not bossy)0.00242091
skeptical (not spiritual)0.00222062
tame (not wild)0.00192091
fresh (not stinky)0.00032060

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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