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Downton Abbey

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


The dataset has 15 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
87.3Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
86.2Lady Mary Crawley
82.1Lady Sybil Crawley
79.7Charlie Carson
76.9Elsie Carson
74.3John Bates
73.2Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham
71.4Anna Bates
71.1Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
64.3Daisy Mason
62.7Thomas Barrow
61.5Beryl Patmore
49.2Lady Edith Crawley
40.4Sarah O'Brien
27.9William Mason

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 Downton Abbey?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 3
2 It's bad 4
3 It's okay 299
4 It's good 1792
5 It's my favorite 574

This gives it an average score of 4.1 / 5. Making it 89th 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
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0912489
orderly (not chaotic)0.0832566
angelic (not demonic)0.0812498
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0772499
tame (not wild)0.0741524
obedient (not rebellious)0.0672593
mainstream (not arcane)0.0622464
blissful (not haunted)0.0611499
feminine (not masculine)0.0612649
loyal (not traitorous)0.0572642
social (not reclusive)0.0562522
charming (not awkward)0.0552648
disarming (not creepy)0.0542440
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0532629
emotional (not logical)0.052640
altruistic (not selfish)0.0382510
low-tech (not high-tech)0.0371577
gracious (not feisty)0.0342495
reasonable (not deranged)0.0332519
genius (not dunce)0.0322551
strict (not lenient)0.0262558
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0241602
intimate (not formal)0.0222583
sober (not indulgent)0.0222494
artistic (not scientific)0.0171657
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0162399
mature (not juvenile)0.0161492
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0162515
alpha (not beta)0.0152478
conventional (not creative)0.0132654
bossy (not meek)0.0132520
shallow (not deep)0.0092589
fresh (not stinky)0.0082502
nerd (not jock)0.0072510
stylish (not slovenly)0.0052579
frugal (not lavish)0.0022461


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