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The Wizard of Oz

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


The dataset has 6 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
78.3Dorothy Gale
73.0The Wicked Witch of the West
66.1The Scarecrow
65.7The Tin Man
61.4The Cowardly Lion
51.8The Wizard of Oz

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 Wizard of Oz?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 19
2 It's bad 121
3 It's okay 2330
4 It's good 2963
5 It's my favorite 192

This gives it an average score of 3.57 / 5. Making it 325th 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
nurturing (not poisonous)0.1145321
altruistic (not selfish)0.1085319
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0774062
loyal (not traitorous)0.0775540
angelic (not demonic)0.0685342
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0625244
disarming (not creepy)0.0595164
deep (not shallow)0.0565454
gracious (not feisty)0.0555331
reasonable (not deranged)0.0545388
blissful (not haunted)0.0523847
nerd (not jock)0.055374
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0495503
obedient (not rebellious)0.0475463
emotional (not logical)0.0465544
tame (not wild)0.0453988
low-tech (not high-tech)0.0373960
orderly (not chaotic)0.0355438
frugal (not lavish)0.0315064
mature (not juvenile)0.0313941
indulgent (not sober)0.0315250
charming (not awkward)0.035580
fresh (not stinky)0.0285335
social (not reclusive)0.0275387
beta (not alpha)0.0265164
intimate (not formal)0.0245392
slovenly (not stylish)0.0225425
meek (not bossy)0.0195379
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)0.0194752
feminine (not masculine)0.0195577
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.0175370
creative (not conventional)0.0145571
mainstream (not arcane)0.0125107
artistic (not scientific)0.0114160
dunce (not genius)0.0015423
lenient (not strict)0.05448


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