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


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

Notability Name
90.4Sherlock Holmes
89.1Joan Watson
57.2Marcus Bell

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.


As part of the survey where they rated characters, users were also asked the question "How do you rate Elementary?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 0
2 It's bad 2
3 It's okay 228
4 It's good 772
5 It's my favorite 140

This gives it an average score of 3.92 / 5. Making it 221st 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
angelic (not demonic)0.1141084
disarming (not creepy)0.0931056
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0851080
genuine (not sarcastic)0.071581
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0581122
mature (not juvenile)0.057540
blissful (not haunted)0.056559
fresh (not stinky)0.0551086
tame (not wild)0.052582
artistic (not scientific)0.048614
low-tech (not high-tech)0.046571
feminine (not masculine)0.0421129
altruistic (not selfish)0.0421093
social (not reclusive)0.041095
loyal (not traitorous)0.0391126
deep (not shallow)0.0341090
intimate (not formal)0.0341084
emotional (not logical)0.0341124
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0321073
obedient (not rebellious)0.031091
genius (not dunce)0.031125
nerd (not jock)0.0271096
charming (not awkward)0.0261129
reasonable (not deranged)0.0251090
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0251017
mainstream (not arcane)0.0251069
stylish (not slovenly)0.0191086
lenient (not strict)0.0151119
sober (not indulgent)0.0151080
feisty (not gracious)0.0121080
creative (not conventional)0.0121131
lavish (not frugal)0.0121048
bossy (not meek)0.0111089
beta (not alpha)0.0081059
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0061095
orderly (not chaotic)0.0041122


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