In November and December 2011, members of our research team conducted a study investigating the Indian public’s climate change awareness, beliefs, attitudes, policy support, and behaviors. A total of 4031 people, from both rural and urban areas, responded to the survey. Overall awareness was low, but when given a short description of global warming, majorities of Indians said they believe it is happening and that it is caused mostly by human activities. Additionally, majorities favored a large or moderate-scale effort to reduce global warming.
The report can be downloaded here: Climate Change in the Indian Mind.