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Parks and Recreation

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


The dataset has 10 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
88.9Leslie Knope
86.6Ron Swanson
78.8April Ludgate
72.7Donna Meagle
72.0Ben Wyatt
67.9Ann Perkins
65.5Chris Traeger
59.4Tom Haverford
33.2Jerry Gergich
19.3Mark Brendanawicz

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 Parks and Recreation?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 5
2 It's bad 6
3 It's okay 507
4 It's good 4921
5 It's my favorite 2325

This gives it an average score of 4.23 / 5. Making it 25th 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
feminine (not masculine)0.0697673
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0647379
nerd (not jock)0.0617404
angelic (not demonic)0.0557342
blissful (not haunted)0.0542993
disarming (not creepy)0.0547184
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0547292
loyal (not traitorous)0.0547652
altruistic (not selfish)0.0417387
mainstream (not arcane)0.0397274
reasonable (not deranged)0.0377442
obedient (not rebellious)0.0377510
social (not reclusive)0.0327428
orderly (not chaotic)0.0327558
artistic (not scientific)0.033335
genius (not dunce)0.0297507
tame (not wild)0.0273094
intimate (not formal)0.0247437
fresh (not stinky)0.027380
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.027412
bossy (not meek)0.0187421
deep (not shallow)0.0187498
stylish (not slovenly)0.0167462
emotional (not logical)0.0167646
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0123115
sober (not indulgent)0.0117322
beta (not alpha)0.0097240
creative (not conventional)0.0097676
gracious (not feisty)0.0097361
mature (not juvenile)0.0073038
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0053184
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0047617
lavish (not frugal)0.0037244
awkward (not charming)0.0037677
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0026968
lenient (not strict)0.07558


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