20 Questions to Measure your Sense of Purpose in Life

Researchers Crumbaugh and Maholick came up with a 20-item questionnaire that’s widely used and that has been shown to do a good job of measuring purpose in life.

Take the questionnaire and measure your sense of purpose. It would tell you how much on target you are. Enjoy!


The questions cover three basic areas.

  • The first is whether you believe the universe is simply random or that there is some greater sense of meaning in the universe.
  • The second is whether you believe that your own actions can in some way influence the world.
  • The third is whether your own personal life has meaning or purpose.