^CFPS 2014 found that 5.94% of the population declared to be members of "other" religious categories besides the five state-sanctioned religions. An additional 0.85% of the population responded that they were "Taoists". Note that the title of "Taoist", in common Chinese usage, is generally attributed only to the Taoist clergy. CFPS 2014 found that a further 0.81% declared that they belonged to the popular sects, while CFPS 2012 found 2.2%, and CGSS 2006-2010 surveys found an average 3% of the population declaring that they were members of such religions, while government estimates give higher figures (see the "statistics" section of the present article).
^CFPS 2014 surveyed predominantly people of Han ethnicity. This may have resulted in an underestimation of Muslims. CGSS 2006–2010 surveys found an average 2-3% of the population of China declaring to be Muslim.
^For Chinese Family Panel Studies 2014 survey (which surveyed a sample of 19,260 people) results see release #1 (archived) and release #2. The tables also contain the results of CFPS 2012 (sample 20,035) and Chinese General Social Survey (CGSS) results for 2006, 2008 and 2010 (samples ~10.000/11,000). Also see, for comparison, 卢云峰：当代中国宗教状况报告——基于CFPS（2012）调查数据 (CFPS 2012 report), The World Religious Cultures, issue 2014. 存档副本(PDF). [2014-08-07]. （原始内容(PDF)存档于2014年8月9日）. p. 13, reporting the results of the CGSS 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011, and their average (fifth column of the fist table).