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The Wire

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


The dataset has 30 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
95.4Omar Little
88.5Russell 'Stringer' Bell
86.8Lester Freamon
82.5Cedric Daniels
80.9Avon Barksdale
77.7Kima Greggs
77.7Bunk Moreland
77.2Jimmy McNulty
74.5Michael Lee
74.2Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
72.1Rhonda Pearlman
71.1Dennis 'Cutty' Wise
69.8Ervin Burrell
68.3Chris Partlow
65.9Tommy Carcetti
65.6D'Angelo Barksdale
65.4Preston 'Bodie' Broadus
65.0Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos
60.7Norman Wilson
58.3Clarence Royce
57.3Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell
54.0Clay Davis
52.6Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
51.4Ellis Carver
48.9Frank Sobotka
48.5William Rawls
48.3Maurice Levy
45.5Thomas 'Herc' Hauk
38.7Nick Sobotka
37.1Ziggy Sobotka

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

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 1
2 It's bad 4
3 It's okay 79
4 It's good 1106
5 It's my favorite 919

This gives it an average score of 4.39 / 5. Making it 4th 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
masculine (not feminine)0.1512090
skeptical (not spiritual)0.1112087
genius (not dunce)0.0952017
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0681994
reasonable (not deranged)0.0621996
meek (not bossy)0.061978
altruistic (not selfish)0.0571990
high-tech (not low-tech)0.0561183
logical (not emotional)0.0552084
scientific (not artistic)0.0551211
gracious (not feisty)0.051974
charming (not awkward)0.0432087
slovenly (not stylish)0.0412056
lenient (not strict)0.0362018
conventional (not creative)0.0362087
angelic (not demonic)0.0361968
deep (not shallow)0.0352053
frugal (not lavish)0.0341980
stinky (not fresh)0.0291988
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0281979
loyal (not traitorous)0.0282089
nerd (not jock)0.0271993
rebellious (not obedient)0.0252058
juvenile (not mature)0.022997
formal (not intimate)0.022051
sober (not indulgent)0.0181978
blissful (not haunted)0.0171108
social (not reclusive)0.0161996
tame (not wild)0.0151119
orderly (not chaotic)0.0152019
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0141973
disarming (not creepy)0.0131962
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0131181
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0091970
beta (not alpha)0.0081958
arcane (not mainstream)0.0081977


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