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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.


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 2
2 It's bad 2
3 It's okay 273
4 It's good 1371
5 It's my favorite 623

This gives it an average score of 4.15 / 5. Making it 63rd 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
fresh (not stinky)0.0782169
feminine (not masculine)0.0632253
loyal (not traitorous)0.0632241
mainstream (not arcane)0.0582095
mature (not juvenile)0.0581596
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0482167
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0472231
reasonable (not deranged)0.0432194
orderly (not chaotic)0.0422208
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0411620
intimate (not formal)0.042195
emotional (not logical)0.0362244
angelic (not demonic)0.0352166
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0332180
obedient (not rebellious)0.0292205
disarming (not creepy)0.0292126
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0242149
deep (not shallow)0.0222199
feisty (not gracious)0.0192156
genius (not dunce)0.0172198
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0172007
social (not reclusive)0.0152184
sarcastic (not genuine)0.0141643
stylish (not slovenly)0.0142194
wild (not tame)0.0111624
lenient (not strict)0.0092220
artistic (not scientific)0.0081683
sober (not indulgent)0.0072153
haunted (not blissful)0.0071590
charming (not awkward)0.0072251
creative (not conventional)0.0062250
nerd (not jock)0.0052180
lavish (not frugal)0.0032124
meek (not bossy)0.0032184
altruistic (not selfish)0.0012174
alpha (not beta)0.0012135


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