POLL FINDS RELIGION VERY IMPORTANT FOR MOST AMERICANS (Undated-AP) -- Religion appears to be more important to Americans than it is to others who live in wealthy countries. A Pew Research Center study says 59 percent of Americans who were polled consider religion "very important" in their lives. That's well above other industrial countries, such as Britain with 33 percent and France with eleven percent. The U-S is more spiritually in line with developing nations. The most religious country in the poll is Senegal in Africa, with 97 percent saying religion is very important. Also exceeding U-S numbers are all ten African nations polled, six in Latin America and six in Asia -- including Turkey. The Czech Republic ties with France as the least religious. A Pew Center spokesman says the results show "an important divide" between the U-S and traditional allies on matters like abortion and the use of new biological technologies.