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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.


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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 13
2 It's bad 18
3 It's okay 499
4 It's good 1343
5 It's my favorite 112

This gives it an average score of 3.77 / 5. Making it 258th 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 3.76
Female 3.77

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
angelic (not demonic)0.09871984
deep (not shallow)0.08922009
genius (not dunce)0.08592020
obedient (not rebellious)0.08462000
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0841988
nerd (not jock)0.08221990
sheriff (not outlaw)0.07911984
frugal (not lavish)0.06981985
altruistic (not selfish)0.06761986
mature (not juvenile)0.066920
disarming (not creepy)0.06181993
logical (not emotional)0.05132042
masculine (not feminine)0.0492051
slovenly (not stylish)0.04892003
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.04021985
loyal (not traitorous)0.03852046
scientific (not artistic)0.0381003
blissful (not haunted)0.0348943
reasonable (not deranged)0.03462000
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0306960
orderly (not chaotic)0.03022022
intimate (not formal)0.0272004
indulgent (not sober)0.02681983
low-tech (not high-tech)0.0254961
reclusive (not social)0.02211981
spiritual (not skeptical)0.02072036
stinky (not fresh)0.01911985
creative (not conventional)0.0172039
feisty (not gracious)0.01591979
arcane (not mainstream)0.01181988
awkward (not charming)0.00982042
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.00711988
wild (not tame)0.0067952
alpha (not beta)0.00641987
bossy (not meek)0.00121990
strict (not lenient)0.0012028

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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