This year the survey, done in partnership with Y&R’s BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, prioritized "countries that enjoyed some measure of peace, quiet and prosperity," according to the Times.
“The new rankings reflect people’s desire to restore some sense of order by rewarding nations they perceive as championing neutrality, stability, and diplomacy," John Gerzema, chief executive of BAV Consulting, told the Times.
The overall list is the result of a number of categories outlined in their report. Each of those categories comes with a full ranking providing some intriguing transparency into the selection process. Here are the top five nations in a few of those categories.