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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.


The dataset has 3 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
67.2Dr. Horrible
62.9Captain Hammer

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 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 1
2 It's bad 9
3 It's okay 167
4 It's good 1201
5 It's my favorite 298

This gives it an average score of 4.07 / 5. Making it 108th 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
nerd (not jock)0.091544
scientific (not artistic)0.07728
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.051540
blissful (not haunted)0.047599
obedient (not rebellious)0.0441585
reasonable (not deranged)0.0421542
loyal (not traitorous)0.041662
juvenile (not mature)0.039607
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0381535
disarming (not creepy)0.0281512
demonic (not angelic)0.0271521
arcane (not mainstream)0.0261525
feminine (not masculine)0.0251656
selfish (not altruistic)0.0251539
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0251478
sarcastic (not genuine)0.023658
emotional (not logical)0.0181655
creative (not conventional)0.0141664
slovenly (not stylish)0.0131583
indulgent (not sober)0.0111533
genius (not dunce)0.0111603
nurturing (not poisonous)0.011531
reclusive (not social)0.0091544
strict (not lenient)0.0061611
feisty (not gracious)0.0061523
intimate (not formal)0.0061576
fresh (not stinky)0.0051537
beta (not alpha)0.0051503
deep (not shallow)0.0051591
meek (not bossy)0.0041545
low-tech (not high-tech)0.004654
skeptical (not spiritual)0.0031657
orderly (not chaotic)0.0021610
lavish (not frugal)0.0011528
wild (not tame)0.001615
charming (not awkward)0.0011665


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