Logical fallacy/Appeal to popularity

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An appeal to popularity is a form of argument where something is 'proven' by stating that many or all people believe it. For example Eighty percent of all Americans do not accept homosexuality, so it must be bad. Because there is no reason to assume that the majority, however large, is right, this argument is a Logical fallacy.