We have some updates now -- on some of the stories you've heard right here and voted on in previous NewsDepth surveys.
Remember all the way back in week three -- we told you about the country of New Zealand and efforts to adopt a new flag. Eighty-one percent of you voted in favor of a new national flag. But turns out... New Zealand voters don't agree. Fifty-seven percent voted to keep the current flag, which features the British union jack. The flag, which has flown over the island nation for more than 100 years, was previously criticized as being too similar to the flag of Australia. It was on the ballot against the silver fern design, which some say reflected more national pride.
In one of the tightest races of the year for our survey question, 51% of you voted that Robert E. Lee Elementary in Texas should change the name of the school...And the school board agreed, voting to remove 'Robert E. Lee' from the school's name. The vote was unanimous, and followed by a long standing ovation.
Trustees said the decision is about changing the culture and starting the conversation on how the district handles race and equality. The district is already taking ideas for new names.