However, despite the census figures indicating otherwise, the Pew Research Centre estimates that 45.3% of Vietnamese people practise folk religions. Other organisations have published similar statistics that show roughly half the population following a religious amalgamation of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. The beliefs of these faiths are often considered to complement and coincide with one another, referred to as ‘Tam Giáo’ (“triple religion” or the Three Teachings). The unique mix perhaps explains why some Vietnamese find it difficult to identify with one religion, per se, and instead classify themselves as non-religious. Many Vietnamese may also not consider their traditional worship to be a ‘religion’ necessarily, but rather a ‘philosophy’ or way of life. Folk religions are commonly based on this mixture of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism as well as local beliefs that have been intertwined and incorporated over centuries. There are also deep superstitious foundations to many Vietnamese people’s practices.