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Death Note

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


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

Notability Name
78.8Light Yagami
68.8Soichiro Yagami
63.9Misa Amane
34.0Touta Matsuda
31.7Shuichi Aizawa
28.6Kanzo Mogi
22.1Hideki Ide

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 Death Note?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 15
2 It's bad 33
3 It's okay 865
4 It's good 2833
5 It's my favorite 664

This gives it an average score of 3.93 / 5. Making it 164th 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 3.95
Female 3.92

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
deep (not shallow)0.04435370
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0355300
genius (not dunce)0.0345313
intimate (not formal)0.03355315
scientific (not artistic)0.03295370
reclusive (not social)0.03285320
selfish (not altruistic)0.02745318
orderly (not chaotic)0.02545314
nerd (not jock)0.0255370
mature (not juvenile)0.02425366
creepy (not disarming)0.02295358
arcane (not mainstream)0.02285353
high-tech (not low-tech)0.02155306
traitorous (not loyal)0.01635354
strict (not lenient)0.01635410
feisty (not gracious)0.01445317
conventional (not creative)0.01315366
haunted (not blissful)0.01225312
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.01215318
awkward (not charming)0.01015370
spiritual (not skeptical)0.015317
stylish (not slovenly)0.00995319
fresh (not stinky)0.00965316
masculine (not feminine)0.00865404
frugal (not lavish)0.00815296
rebellious (not obedient)0.00415317
tame (not wild)0.00385375
demonic (not angelic)0.00365311
genuine (not sarcastic)0.00335322
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0035311
logical (not emotional)0.0025363
sober (not indulgent)0.0025316
deranged (not reasonable)0.0025407
alpha (not beta)0.00115306
meek (not bossy)0.00085367
outlaw (not sheriff)0.00025317

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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