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Independence Day

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


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

Notability Name
89.5Steven Hiller
83.4David Levinson
65.9Thomas J. Whitmore

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 Independence Day?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 1
2 It's bad 9
3 It's okay 285
4 It's good 1074
5 It's my favorite 102

This gives it an average score of 3.86 / 5. Making it 253rd 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
mature (not juvenile)0.093577
angelic (not demonic)0.0711405
bossy (not meek)0.0641420
disarming (not creepy)0.0571382
deep (not shallow)0.0561421
obedient (not rebellious)0.0541426
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0511403
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0481416
wild (not tame)0.045603
high-tech (not low-tech)0.043609
intimate (not formal)0.0351416
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0341449
altruistic (not selfish)0.0341413
feisty (not gracious)0.0341401
nerd (not jock)0.0341418
genius (not dunce)0.0321437
blissful (not haunted)0.031590
alpha (not beta)0.0311390
creative (not conventional)0.0291459
feminine (not masculine)0.0271462
charming (not awkward)0.0251464
frugal (not lavish)0.0241375
loyal (not traitorous)0.0241457
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0221405
artistic (not scientific)0.02643
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0171344
indulgent (not sober)0.0151396
stylish (not slovenly)0.0141421
orderly (not chaotic)0.0091444
reasonable (not deranged)0.0071421
stinky (not fresh)0.0061410
reclusive (not social)0.0051409
logical (not emotional)0.0041449
mainstream (not arcane)0.0031381
genuine (not sarcastic)0.003613
strict (not lenient)0.0011441


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