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This Is Us

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


The dataset has 10 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
93.9Jack Pearson
88.0Rebecca Pearson
86.2Randall Pearson
81.4William H. 'Shakespeare' Hill
79.5Beth Pearson
78.1Kate Pearson
74.0Kevin Pearson
71.5Toby Damon
39.8Miguel Rivas

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 This Is Us?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 31
2 It's bad 29
3 It's okay 566
4 It's good 1615
5 It's my favorite 610

This gives it an average score of 3.96 / 5. Making it 142nd 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 3.91
Female 3.97

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)0.21452878
angelic (not demonic)0.18422874
genuine (not sarcastic)0.15652428
altruistic (not selfish)0.13482874
loyal (not traitorous)0.13232938
blissful (not haunted)0.12812406
gracious (not feisty)0.12242879
reasonable (not deranged)0.11242904
obedient (not rebellious)0.11032898
sheriff (not outlaw)0.10542875
nerd (not jock)0.09722903
deep (not shallow)0.09712923
orderly (not chaotic)0.09222914
feminine (not masculine)0.09092964
disarming (not creepy)0.08542890
spiritual (not skeptical)0.08362932
mature (not juvenile)0.08212390
tame (not wild)0.08062433
mainstream (not arcane)0.07582883
intimate (not formal)0.07352898
emotional (not logical)0.06232932
fresh (not stinky)0.05462876
genius (not dunce)0.04312909
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.04012877
artistic (not scientific)0.0322484
conventional (not creative)0.03022959
slovenly (not stylish)0.02732899
frugal (not lavish)0.01972869
social (not reclusive)0.01532875
charming (not awkward)0.0092952
low-tech (not high-tech)0.0072426
beta (not alpha)0.00672877
sober (not indulgent)0.00392876
strict (not lenient)0.00182937
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.00042867
bossy (not meek)0.00032900

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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