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Desperate Housewives

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


The dataset has 10 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
83.6Bree Van de Kamp
83.6Gabrielle Solis
81.9Lynette Scavo
69.9Mary Alice Young
65.7Mike Delfino
63.9Carlos Solis
61.2Susan Mayer
58.2Edie Britt
42.3Tom Scavo
39.4Julie Mayer

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 Desperate Housewives?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 25
2 It's bad 29
3 It's okay 568
4 It's good 1400
5 It's my favorite 409

This gives it an average score of 3.88 / 5. Making it 196th 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 3.83
Female 3.89

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
feminine (not masculine)0.08282509
fresh (not stinky)0.08042418
stylish (not slovenly)0.082441
emotional (not logical)0.07262487
intimate (not formal)0.07032442
disarming (not creepy)0.05612434
loyal (not traitorous)0.04752488
charming (not awkward)0.04692493
sheriff (not outlaw)0.04452417
deep (not shallow)0.04272460
artistic (not scientific)0.0421948
angelic (not demonic)0.03972412
spiritual (not skeptical)0.03482472
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.03442416
indulgent (not sober)0.03222414
gracious (not feisty)0.02862420
strict (not lenient)0.02252486
bossy (not meek)0.02182437
social (not reclusive)0.01842419
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.01792412
haunted (not blissful)0.01671879
nurturing (not poisonous)0.01412415
tame (not wild)0.00841903
orderly (not chaotic)0.00742449
obedient (not rebellious)0.00612436
juvenile (not mature)0.00611795
genuine (not sarcastic)0.00441901
arcane (not mainstream)0.00412430
altruistic (not selfish)0.00392417
alpha (not beta)0.00362415
low-tech (not high-tech)0.00361892
genius (not dunce)0.0032444
frugal (not lavish)0.00282414
jock (not nerd)0.0022437
conventional (not creative)0.00122494
reasonable (not deranged)0.0012458

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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