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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.


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

Notability Name
83.6Randle Patrick McMurphy
83.1'Chief' Bromden
70.9Nurse Mildred Ratched
62.8Billy Bibbit
49.2Charlie Cheswick
39.5Dale Harding

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 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 2
2 It's bad 8
3 It's okay 171
4 It's good 1018
5 It's my favorite 167

This gives it an average score of 3.98 / 5. Making it 181st 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
deep (not shallow)0.1071330
alpha (not beta)0.1011288
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0971311
rebellious (not obedient)0.0851328
charming (not awkward)0.0841357
creative (not conventional)0.0751357
genius (not dunce)0.0681331
arcane (not mainstream)0.0671289
wild (not tame)0.066744
indulgent (not sober)0.0561297
masculine (not feminine)0.0511357
outlaw (not sheriff)0.0491295
logical (not emotional)0.0481352
artistic (not scientific)0.046791
lenient (not strict)0.0461329
genuine (not sarcastic)0.042769
altruistic (not selfish)0.0411311
stylish (not slovenly)0.041324
intimate (not formal)0.0381319
disarming (not creepy)0.0261286
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0221351
feisty (not gracious)0.0221306
mature (not juvenile)0.019731
jock (not nerd)0.0191313
haunted (not blissful)0.017731
demonic (not angelic)0.0151297
poisonous (not nurturing)0.011301
frugal (not lavish)0.0091279
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0071247
deranged (not reasonable)0.0061311
meek (not bossy)0.0051316
traitorous (not loyal)0.0051351
social (not reclusive)0.0041311
low-tech (not high-tech)0.003753
stinky (not fresh)0.0021304
orderly (not chaotic)0.0011330


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