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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.


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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 16
2 It's bad 15
3 It's okay 232
4 It's good 980
5 It's my favorite 255

This gives it an average score of 3.96 / 5. Making it 141st 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 4.0
Female 3.95

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)0.14331571
deep (not shallow)0.12061623
haunted (not blissful)0.09541015
slovenly (not stylish)0.09171621
nurturing (not poisonous)0.08481565
sheriff (not outlaw)0.08421563
reasonable (not deranged)0.07991572
obedient (not rebellious)0.07331623
arcane (not mainstream)0.07081571
angelic (not demonic)0.0671564
tame (not wild)0.0651020
genius (not dunce)0.06251575
stinky (not fresh)0.05951562
beta (not alpha)0.05941562
reclusive (not social)0.0571563
frugal (not lavish)0.05521563
mature (not juvenile)0.05311008
meek (not bossy)0.05271568
gracious (not feisty)0.05041564
genuine (not sarcastic)0.05011071
disarming (not creepy)0.04371569
intimate (not formal)0.04021622
loyal (not traitorous)0.03891637
masculine (not feminine)0.03211637
skeptical (not spiritual)0.03051631
low-tech (not high-tech)0.02851071
sober (not indulgent)0.02841562
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.02721560
chaotic (not orderly)0.02421575
conventional (not creative)0.02241639
charming (not awkward)0.01761637
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0171566
selfish (not altruistic)0.01681560
emotional (not logical)0.01591635
strict (not lenient)0.00791584
scientific (not artistic)0.00021085

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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