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The West Wing

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

Characters

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

Notability Name
93.8Josiah Bartlet
92.4Leo McGarry
86.7C. J. Cregg
85.7Josh Lyman
84.1Charlie Young
82.0Sam Seaborn
77.9Toby Ziegler
72.0Donna Moss
70.5Abbey Bartlet
70.5Joey Lucas

To see how each character was rated by users, view their individual page.

Rating

As part of the survey where they rated characters, users were also asked the question "How do you rate The West Wing?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 1
2 It's bad 3
3 It's okay 74
4 It's good 691
5 It's my favorite 430

This gives it an average score of 4.29 / 5. Making it 14th 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
genius (not dunce)0.0981157
reasonable (not deranged)0.0971143
orderly (not chaotic)0.0961157
strict (not lenient)0.0911156
loyal (not traitorous)0.0841182
sheriff (not outlaw)0.0771129
alpha (not beta)0.0751124
angelic (not demonic)0.0721123
bossy (not meek)0.0721139
nurturing (not poisonous)0.0661139
deep (not shallow)0.0581171
mature (not juvenile)0.058656
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.0561114
scientific (not artistic)0.046699
mainstream (not arcane)0.0451129
nerd (not jock)0.0451149
formal (not intimate)0.0441161
disarming (not creepy)0.0411120
fresh (not stinky)0.041130
high-tech (not low-tech)0.036684
charming (not awkward)0.0351181
lavish (not frugal)0.0351131
conventional (not creative)0.0341187
obedient (not rebellious)0.0311168
feisty (not gracious)0.0281134
altruistic (not selfish)0.0251144
blissful (not haunted)0.024649
feminine (not masculine)0.021183
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)0.0171143
slovenly (not stylish)0.0141163
sarcastic (not genuine)0.012689
spiritual (not skeptical)0.0121179
wild (not tame)0.002659
social (not reclusive)0.0011145
emotional (not logical)0.0011180
indulgent (not sober)0.0011129

Notes

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