I have to answer this question for school and am having a hard time figuring out whether they would be considered religions. I have found evidence that says they are not while at the same time found some that says they are. I know they do not worship a god or anything and emphasis is placed on the way they live. Some say they are more like an ethical system especially were confucianism is concerned. I still am undecided tho and just wondered others opinons on the matter.