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Law & Order: SVU

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of Law & Order: SVU.


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

Notability Name
92.9Olivia Benson
82.0Odafin Tutuola
77.9Elliot Stabler
74.4Melinda Warner
72.9Donald Cragen
69.7John Munch

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 Law & Order: SVU?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 13
2 It's bad 13
3 It's okay 444
4 It's good 1660
5 It's my favorite 685

This gives it an average score of 4.06 / 5. Making it 71st 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 3.86
Female 4.09

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
nurturing (not poisonous)0.08352937
loyal (not traitorous)0.08053020
feminine (not masculine)0.07473025
mature (not juvenile)0.06612262
fresh (not stinky)0.0662932
orderly (not chaotic)0.05752965
angelic (not demonic)0.05572934
intimate (not formal)0.05372966
deep (not shallow)0.04892984
obedient (not rebellious)0.04722960
reasonable (not deranged)0.04682971
genius (not dunce)0.04482963
mainstream (not arcane)0.04222945
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.03922938
disarming (not creepy)0.03772956
emotional (not logical)0.03573014
high-tech (not low-tech)0.03552321
spiritual (not skeptical)0.03352996
nerd (not jock)0.03152950
altruistic (not selfish)0.02882937
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0262929
genuine (not sarcastic)0.02492321
sheriff (not outlaw)0.02322933
tame (not wild)0.01552303
slovenly (not stylish)0.01452964
lenient (not strict)0.01363001
social (not reclusive)0.01362940
indulgent (not sober)0.00992935
feisty (not gracious)0.00952930
artistic (not scientific)0.00622362
lavish (not frugal)0.00382930
alpha (not beta)0.0022929
creative (not conventional)0.00163012
haunted (not blissful)0.00162285
meek (not bossy)0.00132941
awkward (not charming)0.00093015

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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