According to YouGov, Indonesia and the U.S. are the countries with the highest shares of climate change deniers. In a survey carried out in July and August, 21 percent of Indonesians and 19 percent of Americans said that climate change was not real or that humans weren't responsible. While only 3 percent of Indonesians said that climate change wasn't happening at all, that number was 5 percent in the U.S. The number of outright deniers was just as high in several countries in the survey, even though they scored lower on overall climate change denial.
Other countries with high rates of deniers were Saudi Arabia and Egypt, two more countries reliant on fossil fuels for exports or use at home. India, which shares rank four, is a notable example of a country dealing with fake news and the spread of conspiracy belief lately, which could have contributed to the result.