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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.


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 2
2 It's bad 12
3 It's okay 166
4 It's good 889
5 It's my favorite 203

This gives it an average score of 4.01 / 5. Making it 161st 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
nerd (not jock)0.1871229
nurturing (not poisonous)0.1641220
loyal (not traitorous)0.1361259
disarming (not creepy)0.1231222
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.1121227
reclusive (not social)0.0871234
frugal (not lavish)0.0851215
reasonable (not deranged)0.0811230
altruistic (not selfish)0.0781232
awkward (not charming)0.0721252
angelic (not demonic)0.0691219
skeptical (not spiritual)0.0681257
tame (not wild)0.067765
conventional (not creative)0.0631258
slovenly (not stylish)0.0611227
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0591209
arcane (not mainstream)0.0551217
indulgent (not sober)0.0521213
obedient (not rebellious)0.0511231
intimate (not formal)0.0491227
haunted (not blissful)0.045753
genius (not dunce)0.041259
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0391227
orderly (not chaotic)0.0381260
deep (not shallow)0.0361226
beta (not alpha)0.0321211
stinky (not fresh)0.0291222
juvenile (not mature)0.028555
feisty (not gracious)0.0231221
bossy (not meek)0.0131231
sarcastic (not genuine)0.011770
low-tech (not high-tech)0.006764
logical (not emotional)0.0041254
lenient (not strict)0.0011254
scientific (not artistic)0.001795
feminine (not masculine)0.01261


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