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SpongeBob SquarePants

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


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

Notability Name
78.6SpongeBob SquarePants
73.9Mr. Krabs
66.9Sandy Cheeks
61.2Patrick Star
52.5Squidward Tentacles

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 SpongeBob SquarePants?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 15
2 It's bad 45
3 It's okay 930
4 It's good 1969
5 It's my favorite 371

This gives it an average score of 3.79 / 5. Making it 246th 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 3.85
Female 3.78

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
meek (not bossy)0.06243760
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.05423715
lenient (not strict)0.05143836
loyal (not traitorous)0.05143804
masculine (not feminine)0.0483829
outlaw (not sheriff)0.04463727
intimate (not formal)0.0443727
emotional (not logical)0.03813805
altruistic (not selfish)0.03383728
nerd (not jock)0.03383756
juvenile (not mature)0.0333757
high-tech (not low-tech)0.02873721
indulgent (not sober)0.02593726
rebellious (not obedient)0.02123731
creepy (not disarming)0.02053802
artistic (not scientific)0.01933753
nurturing (not poisonous)0.01893728
deep (not shallow)0.01883754
chaotic (not orderly)0.01613729
arcane (not mainstream)0.01533803
reclusive (not social)0.01323727
frugal (not lavish)0.01243705
gracious (not feisty)0.01243724
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.01173727
wild (not tame)0.01163755
demonic (not angelic)0.01013729
awkward (not charming)0.00793756
dunce (not genius)0.00793724
haunted (not blissful)0.00733727
deranged (not reasonable)0.00593828
beta (not alpha)0.00493721
skeptical (not spiritual)0.00313725
sarcastic (not genuine)0.00213726
stylish (not slovenly)0.00193728
stinky (not fresh)0.00063725
conventional (not creative)0.00023753

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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