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A majority of people in India, 54 percent, are alarmed about global warming, one of four types of responses to climate change identified in a report from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications. The report analyzed a nationally representative survey of 4,619 Indian adults, to identify public awareness, beliefs, policy support, and behavior around climate change. Research found that audiences in India fall into four categories: alarmed concerned, cautious, and disengaged.

Their perceptions of climate change reflect understanding, acceptance, and engagement with the issue. The full report, supported by MacArthur, breaks down the typical attitudes, characteristics, and demographics of each audience type. People who are alarmed or concerned about climate change make up about 83 percent of the population of India and tend to support national action on global warming and more likely to take action themselves.