In last year’s survey, Ireland came in third—below New Zealand and South Africa—but this year, the country has returned to its place at the number one spot, while the Kiwi and South African accents are no longer in the top 10.
Given the number of regional dialects in each language, you can’t help but wonder which Irish accent (or for that matter, any accent on the list) people find attractive. Is it a Dublin accent like that of Farrell’s, or a fast-talking Cork accent? Same for American accents: How do folks feel about a Southern twang versus California surfer-speak? Whatever specific Irish accent people find sexy, we’ll let Ireland take its win on this one.