Paula Illingworth, John Bazemore, AP
In this photo combination, the Confederate battle flag is raised in front of the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on July 1, 2000, left, and the same flag is taken down on July 10, 2015, right, ending its presence on the Capitol grounds. The removal of the flag seemed unthinkable before the June 17 massacre of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church during a Bible study. Dylann Roof, a white man who was photographed with the Confederate flag, is charged in the shooting deaths, and authorities have called the killings a hate crime.

A new poll shows that the majority of Americans — 57 percent — say South Carolina officials made the right choice by removing the Confederate battle flag from in front of the South Carolina Statehouse.

On the other side of things, 37 percent of Americans said it was the wrong decision and nine percent said they did not know.

Pew Research, who conducted the poll, reported that of those who supported the flag's removal, 96 percent had a negative association with the flag, and of those who opposed the removal, 76 percent viewed it as a positive symbol.

This was just one of the findings Pew Research Study released Thursday, the 50th anniversary of when the Voting Rights Act passed.

Among other results, Pew also reported that about six in 10 people said the country still has work to do before racial equality between blacks and whites is reached. This is about a 13 percent increase from last year's polling of the same question.

For more information, check out the "Across Racial Lines, More Say Nation Needs to Make Changes to Achieve Racial Equality" study.