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The Expanse

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


The dataset has 6 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
91.9Chrisjen Avasarala
85.4Bobbie Draper
84.1Jim Holden
80.2Naomi Nagata
79.1Amos Burton
70.9Alex Kamal

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 The Expanse?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 37
2 It's bad 19
3 It's okay 210
4 It's good 796
5 It's my favorite 357

This gives it an average score of 4.0 / 5. Making it 114th 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 4.11
Female 3.88

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
nerd (not jock)0.26341547
nurturing (not poisonous)0.18321538
skeptical (not spiritual)0.15291544
slovenly (not stylish)0.11841542
masculine (not feminine)0.11131549
scientific (not artistic)0.10951546
reasonable (not deranged)0.10651548
disarming (not creepy)0.10581539
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0991544
deep (not shallow)0.09811547
arcane (not mainstream)0.09751541
awkward (not charming)0.08831548
beta (not alpha)0.08191536
indulgent (not sober)0.08011537
stinky (not fresh)0.07931537
lenient (not strict)0.07831549
altruistic (not selfish)0.07671541
loyal (not traitorous)0.07441541
logical (not emotional)0.06941543
angelic (not demonic)0.06451537
reclusive (not social)0.05961536
frugal (not lavish)0.05881539
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0571544
haunted (not blissful)0.05621541
genius (not dunce)0.05071537
tame (not wild)0.04951549
intimate (not formal)0.04111541
gracious (not feisty)0.04061541
mature (not juvenile)0.03661548
high-tech (not low-tech)0.03141540
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.03091540
sheriff (not outlaw)0.02981540
orderly (not chaotic)0.02671540
meek (not bossy)0.02631548
obedient (not rebellious)0.01121540
conventional (not creative)0.0021547

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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