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A Nightmare on Elm Street

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of A Nightmare on Elm Street.


The dataset has 5 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
85.3Freddy Krueger
68.3Nancy Thompson
57.8Glen Lantz
42.2Marge Thompson
41.7Donald Thompson

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 A Nightmare on Elm Street?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 6
2 It's bad 6
3 It's okay 440
4 It's good 1195
5 It's my favorite 207

This gives it an average score of 3.86 / 5. Making it 257th 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
haunted (not blissful)0.131949
frugal (not lavish)0.0841671
wild (not tame)0.08974
deranged (not reasonable)0.0791750
rebellious (not obedient)0.0761799
outlaw (not sheriff)0.0731719
creepy (not disarming)0.0651703
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0631822
creative (not conventional)0.061835
awkward (not charming)0.0561835
reclusive (not social)0.0551744
juvenile (not mature)0.053957
arcane (not mainstream)0.0521687
chaotic (not orderly)0.0491765
demonic (not angelic)0.0471736
intimate (not formal)0.0471787
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0461575
nerd (not jock)0.0431740
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0411000
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0391021
stinky (not fresh)0.0381738
poisonous (not nurturing)0.0351727
indulgent (not sober)0.0351712
emotional (not logical)0.0331821
bossy (not meek)0.031748
artistic (not scientific)0.0261052
beta (not alpha)0.0251699
lenient (not strict)0.0241767
feminine (not masculine)0.0231835
stylish (not slovenly)0.021792
feisty (not gracious)0.021728
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0151744
selfish (not altruistic)0.0121725
deep (not shallow)0.0111797
loyal (not traitorous)0.0051825
dunce (not genius)0.0051752


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