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Forrest Gump

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


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

Notability Name
85.2Forrest Gump
71.0Dan Taylor
65.5Jenny Curran

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 Forrest Gump?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 2
2 It's bad 10
3 It's okay 431
4 It's good 2388
5 It's my favorite 497

This gives it an average score of 4.01 / 5. Making it 159th 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)0.0633140
loyal (not traitorous)0.0543270
mature (not juvenile)0.0532001
gracious (not feisty)0.0523134
altruistic (not selfish)0.0513152
charming (not awkward)0.0463285
jock (not nerd)0.0453165
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0452124
blissful (not haunted)0.0442000
orderly (not chaotic)0.0433209
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0423103
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0393265
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0393125
low-tech (not high-tech)0.0362075
fresh (not stinky)0.0353153
deep (not shallow)0.0343219
intimate (not formal)0.033194
stylish (not slovenly)0.0293198
tame (not wild)0.0262074
reasonable (not deranged)0.0233162
indulgent (not sober)0.0223098
lenient (not strict)0.0223216
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0213159
genius (not dunce)0.0183196
obedient (not rebellious)0.0183215
artistic (not scientific)0.0182178
meek (not bossy)0.0173166
masculine (not feminine)0.0153295
disarming (not creepy)0.0153042
lavish (not frugal)0.0133010
social (not reclusive)0.0113164
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0092876
beta (not alpha)0.0063075
emotional (not logical)0.0063272
creative (not conventional)0.0023296
arcane (not mainstream)0.0013047


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