The societies want to know what are achievements of students educated in various educational systems. Also preparation of students to life in democratic societies is the subject of international survey comparisons. One assessment of effects of citizenship education was carried out in 1999, next will be done in 2009. In 1999 our 14 years old teenagers turned out to be very successful in tests of citizenship knowledge and very distinct in comparisons of attitudes toward public affairs. By no means Polish youth deserves the 'zero tolerance program'. Review of 1999 results will enable researchers to see trends, because the next measurement of the same traits is processed.