Not "studies", I shouldn't have used that word. But you have dozens of articles on this. Ireland and New Zealand always seem to top the charts everywhere.
Sorry, but you're not getting away with this. List these "articles", please.
EDIT: Just saw your list of links - I don't think you've studied the articles you've linked thoroughly enough. Several countries AT THE BOTTOM of the WEF report (Iran, Indonesia, Vietnam) have been listed in your 'friendliest countries' lists and most other countries mentioned are somewhere in the middle of the WEF report (Chile, Colombia, Laos, Cambodia, Germany, USA, Italy).
That's not to mention that most of your articles were written by random people and some of them are absolutely ridiculous (one of them basically listed Australia, NZ and South Africa at the top, because there's a lot of native English speakers there).
Like I said, we are supposed to take this with a pinch of salt. But you can't possibly say that it's totally meaningless because it is not.
Nope, not a pinch of salt. The results of this poll mean absolutely nothing. They are meaningless
. A freshman sociology student in a decent university wouldn't pass his 'introduction to quantitative methods' course with a paper like this. It's like polling 40 janitors working in universities across Europe to see which European universities are the best.