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The OA

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


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

Notability Name
96.0Prairie Johnson
77.9Hunter Aloysius Percy
72.0Buck Vu
67.1Steve Winchell

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 The OA?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 15
2 It's bad 19
3 It's okay 348
4 It's good 1117
5 It's my favorite 399

This gives it an average score of 3.98 / 5. Making it 128th 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 3.97
Female 3.99

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
deep (not shallow)0.11571936
nerd (not jock)0.11081935
arcane (not mainstream)0.09582120
genuine (not sarcastic)0.08761910
creative (not conventional)0.07791934
nurturing (not poisonous)0.07361910
artistic (not scientific)0.07111930
lenient (not strict)0.06992145
emotional (not logical)0.0592120
frugal (not lavish)0.05511912
disarming (not creepy)0.05432122
loyal (not traitorous)0.05252121
haunted (not blissful)0.05181913
spiritual (not skeptical)0.04881915
stinky (not fresh)0.04531912
low-tech (not high-tech)0.04441912
feisty (not gracious)0.03831914
indulgent (not sober)0.03571913
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.03161911
outlaw (not sheriff)0.02951915
reclusive (not social)0.0291913
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.02621915
altruistic (not selfish)0.02561911
beta (not alpha)0.02481908
awkward (not charming)0.02321934
angelic (not demonic)0.02151913
rebellious (not obedient)0.01981912
deranged (not reasonable)0.01442143
stylish (not slovenly)0.01381912
genius (not dunce)0.0121912
mature (not juvenile)0.01181935
intimate (not formal)0.0091911
orderly (not chaotic)0.00621912
wild (not tame)0.0051935
meek (not bossy)0.00321932
feminine (not masculine)0.0012143

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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