India Survey

44 percent of Indians feel the rich countries needed to do more to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

In the report “Global Concern about Climate Change, Broad Support for Limiting Emissions” published in November 2015 by the US based Pew Research Center, 76% of Indians interviewed by the researchers recognized Climate Change as a serious problem. This report examined global public opinion about climate change based on 45,435 face-to-face, and telephone interviews in 40 countries with adults 18 and older conducted from March 25 to May 27, 2015.

In Asia, as the survey points out, on average 45% of people believed that climate change is a matter of big concern. At 76%, Indians feel it the most. The Philippines, with 72% of people finding it a huge concern, comes second. The Chinese, surveyed by the Pew Center, show the least concern at 18%.

44% of Indians feel the rich countries needed to do more to curb greenhouse gas emissions, 30% felt developing nations needed to do just as much. 67% said that climate change could best be addressed through lifestyle change compared to technological innovation. 24% voted technology as the first priority action compared to lifestyle change.

Among choices of energy sources, 44% of them voted for wind, solar and hydrogen. While 28% still preferred oil, coal and natural gas; just 4% preferred nuclear power.