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The Americans

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


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

Notability Name
87.4Philip Jennings
87.4Stan Beeman
78.4Elizabeth Jennings
62.0Paige Jennings
25.4Henry Jennings

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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 71
2 It's bad 46
3 It's okay 444
4 It's good 1058
5 It's my favorite 250

This gives it an average score of 3.73 / 5. Making it 278th 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 3.84
Female 3.69

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)0.2651877
nerd (not jock)0.26371880
reasonable (not deranged)0.18911877
disarming (not creepy)0.16491873
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.15871877
tame (not wild)0.14621213
loyal (not traitorous)0.13981917
angelic (not demonic)0.13671871
altruistic (not selfish)0.13221880
skeptical (not spiritual)0.13031912
genius (not dunce)0.12761914
orderly (not chaotic)0.11831918
reclusive (not social)0.10631878
sheriff (not outlaw)0.10561870
indulgent (not sober)0.10211865
frugal (not lavish)0.09581872
slovenly (not stylish)0.09511879
scientific (not artistic)0.09081254
stinky (not fresh)0.0851872
obedient (not rebellious)0.07481876
logical (not emotional)0.07441916
conventional (not creative)0.07341917
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.06791872
intimate (not formal)0.06111877
beta (not alpha)0.05821881
genuine (not sarcastic)0.05781209
haunted (not blissful)0.05751207
arcane (not mainstream)0.05671879
mature (not juvenile)0.05927
deep (not shallow)0.04581875
lenient (not strict)0.04161922
masculine (not feminine)0.03521922
low-tech (not high-tech)0.03321205
meek (not bossy)0.03241873
gracious (not feisty)0.02511865
awkward (not charming)0.01951908

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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