BOSTON — A majority of Massachusetts residents feel that climate change is a “serious problem” but few believe their region or neighborhood is fully prepared to tackle it, a new MassINC Polling Group survey revealed.

Over 50 percent of the residents surveyed considered climate change to be a “high priority” for the state government and 56 percent wanted the state to act ahead of most other states.

Devyani Chhetri is a reporter with the Boston University Statehouse Program.