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Fahrenheit 451

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of Fahrenheit 451.


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

Notability Name
82.6Guy Montag
70.4Clarisse McClellan
56.3Linda Montag

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 Fahrenheit 451?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 11
2 It's bad 45
3 It's okay 406
4 It's good 601
5 It's my favorite 70

This gives it an average score of 3.59 / 5. Making it 314th 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 3.63
Female 3.58

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)0.11031145
gracious (not feisty)0.0811138
creative (not conventional)0.0731146
nurturing (not poisonous)0.07231139
arcane (not mainstream)0.07131267
genius (not dunce)0.07111138
deep (not shallow)0.06461148
slovenly (not stylish)0.05441138
loyal (not traitorous)0.04971268
orderly (not chaotic)0.04951138
indulgent (not sober)0.04861141
mature (not juvenile)0.04121146
frugal (not lavish)0.03551139
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.03541142
altruistic (not selfish)0.03481140
low-tech (not high-tech)0.03381133
angelic (not demonic)0.03261138
creepy (not disarming)0.02811263
beta (not alpha)0.02741138
tame (not wild)0.02451144
charming (not awkward)0.02441145
rebellious (not obedient)0.0221139
strict (not lenient)0.02041274
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0181139
sheriff (not outlaw)0.01761137
logical (not emotional)0.01591267
skeptical (not spiritual)0.01521140
meek (not bossy)0.01331143
masculine (not feminine)0.01291272
artistic (not scientific)0.01241145
reasonable (not deranged)0.01231269
reclusive (not social)0.00951136
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.00941136
formal (not intimate)0.00871138
fresh (not stinky)0.0041138
blissful (not haunted)0.00211134

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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