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The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of M*A*S*H.


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

Notability Name
84.9Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
77.2Francis Mulcahy
75.3Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly
74.7Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan
60.6Maxwell Klinger
39.1Frank Burns

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 M*A*S*H?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 1
2 It's bad 8
3 It's okay 152
4 It's good 863
5 It's my favorite 246

This gives it an average score of 4.06 / 5. Making it 115th 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
nerd (not jock)0.1351187
chaotic (not orderly)0.1011195
haunted (not blissful)0.085695
deep (not shallow)0.0531239
slovenly (not stylish)0.0461229
arcane (not mainstream)0.0431167
selfish (not altruistic)0.0391179
intimate (not formal)0.0391239
reclusive (not social)0.0371183
mature (not juvenile)0.035699
angelic (not demonic)0.0331174
beta (not alpha)0.0311157
sheriff (not outlaw)0.031182
reasonable (not deranged)0.031186
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0291184
emotional (not logical)0.0281253
obedient (not rebellious)0.0261238
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0251147
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0191182
lavish (not frugal)0.0191167
genuine (not sarcastic)0.019761
genius (not dunce)0.0161192
gracious (not feisty)0.0141170
conventional (not creative)0.0131256
meek (not bossy)0.0121185
sober (not indulgent)0.0111176
low-tech (not high-tech)0.01757
loyal (not traitorous)0.0091252
scientific (not artistic)0.008774
strict (not lenient)0.0071195
skeptical (not spiritual)0.0051251
feminine (not masculine)0.0051255
wild (not tame)0.004704
charming (not awkward)0.0041257
stinky (not fresh)0.0041174
disarming (not creepy)0.0031157


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