# Immigration and Redistribution

### Citation:

Alesina, Alberto, Stefanie Stantcheva, and Armando Miano. Working Paper. “Immigration and Redistribution”.
Support for redistribution is strongly correlated with the perceived composition of immigrants -- their origin and economic contribution. Given the very negative baseline views that respondents have of immigrants, simply making them think about immigration in a randomized manner makes them support less redistribution. To the contrary, experimentally showing respondents information about the true i) number, ii) origin, and iii) hard work'' of immigrants in their country manages to counteract and even outweigh the negative priors and generate more support for redistribution, including actual donations to charities.