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The Simpsons

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


The dataset has 15 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
82.9Lisa Simpson
82.4Marge Simpson
75.3Bart Simpson
69.3Mr. Burns
68.0Homer Simpson
51.3Ned Flanders
47.8Moe Szyslak
43.0Krusty the Clown
39.3Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
37.6Milhouse Van Houten
37.2Principal Skinner
36.2Nelson Muntz
35.0Waylon Smithers
27.9Edna Krabappel
26.2Barney Gumble

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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 9
2 It's bad 63
3 It's okay 2532
4 It's good 5367
5 It's my favorite 875

This gives it an average score of 3.8 / 5. Making it 285th 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
alpha (not beta)0.058133
jock (not nerd)0.0498519
charming (not awkward)0.0418749
wild (not tame)0.0386860
genius (not dunce)0.0378529
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0366978
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0346763
juvenile (not mature)0.0326789
gracious (not feisty)0.0298365
creepy (not disarming)0.0268120
rebellious (not obedient)0.0248593
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0248466
strict (not lenient)0.0238555
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0228636
social (not reclusive)0.0228499
mainstream (not arcane)0.027994
orderly (not chaotic)0.028578
lavish (not frugal)0.027859
fresh (not stinky)0.0188429
loyal (not traitorous)0.0178687
logical (not emotional)0.0178699
slovenly (not stylish)0.0178514
masculine (not feminine)0.0158771
bossy (not meek)0.0148489
blissful (not haunted)0.0136549
creative (not conventional)0.0128754
poisonous (not nurturing)0.0118278
shallow (not deep)0.0118541
sheriff (not outlaw)0.018220
artistic (not scientific)0.0097113
altruistic (not selfish)0.0098429
reasonable (not deranged)0.0068499
demonic (not angelic)0.0068402
indulgent (not sober)0.0068215
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0057389
intimate (not formal)0.08459


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