hard / difficult (in survey response options)


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Hi, please see the following example I created, imagining it is being asked in a survey.

Q. How easy or hard was it to locate the product you were looking for in the store?

1. Very easy
2. Somewhat easy
3. Somewhat hard
4. Very hard

Would "difficult" be better than "hard" (in both the question and the answer options) because "very hard" isn't as hard as "very difficult", which should be the max level on the scale? Or are "hard" and "difficult" not that different in meaning when asked in a point-scale question like this?
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