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A Tale of Two Cities

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of A Tale of Two Cities.


The dataset has 3 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
80.1Sydney Carton
62.8Charles Darnay
58.6Lucie Manette

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 A Tale of Two Cities?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 1
2 It's bad 1
3 It's okay 29
4 It's good 53
5 It's my favorite 6

This gives it an average score of 3.69 / 5. Making it 314th 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
blissful (not haunted)0.088
jock (not nerd)0.089
feminine (not masculine)0.088
mainstream (not arcane)0.088
fresh (not stinky)0.088
beta (not alpha)0.088
demonic (not angelic)0.087
lavish (not frugal)0.087
low-tech (not high-tech)0.089
reclusive (not social)0.088
awkward (not charming)0.089
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.088
skeptical (not spiritual)0.089
mature (not juvenile)0.089
sober (not indulgent)0.089
meek (not bossy)0.089
logical (not emotional)0.089
traitorous (not loyal)0.089
disarming (not creepy)0.089
tame (not wild)0.088
chaotic (not orderly)0.089
reasonable (not deranged)0.087
scientific (not artistic)0.089
stylish (not slovenly)0.089
genuine (not sarcastic)0.089
sheriff (not outlaw)0.089
nurturing (not poisonous)0.089
conventional (not creative)0.089
lenient (not strict)0.088
genius (not dunce)0.088
altruistic (not selfish)0.089
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.088
shallow (not deep)0.089
intimate (not formal)0.089
rebellious (not obedient)0.088
gracious (not feisty)0.088


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